FA may investigate Tom Pope Twitter post

Port Vale striker Tom Pope could be in further trouble with the FA after a Tweet sent in the early hours of Sunday morning. Pope recently served a one-match ban for an offensive tweet and could now face further sanctions.

Quoting one of the striker’s tweets from June 2019, in which the 34-year-old had suggested he could score “40 a season” playing against Man City defender John Stones, a Twitter user wrote: “please predict the #WWIII result you king”.

Pope tweeted back, writing: “We invade Iran then Cuba then North Korea then the Rothchilds are crowned champions of every bank on the planet”, adding a series of smiley-face and thumbs-up emojis and also writing “the end.”

The tweet was later removed.

The FA has stated that it is yet to launch a full investigation into the matter but did confirm the tweet could be deemed to be antisemitic.