Tom Pope banned for second time this season for Twitter post

Port Vale’s leading scorer Tom Pope has been banned for a second time this season for an inappropriate tweet.

The 34-year-old forward has also been fined £1,500 after a breach of FA Rule E3 was found proven by an independent panel.

In November, Pope was given a one-game ban relating to his social media use.

As a result of his latest suspension, Pope will miss Saturday’s League Two match away at leaders Swindon Town.

Sky Sports report that he punishment is in reference to a tweet in which Pope compared another person to the character Sloth from the film ‘The Goonies’.

“Tom Pope has been suspended for one first-team competitive fixture and fined £1,500 after a breach of FA Rule E3 was found proven by an independent Regulatory Commission,” said the FA.
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