FA ban Tom Pope for six games for Rothschilds tweet

Port Vale forward Tom Pope has been banned for six games after his third charge for offensive tweets during the 2019-20 season

Pope had already served two bans last season after been found guilty by the FA of offensive posts on the platform.

This latest charge relates to an allegedly anti-Semitic social media tweet after Vale’s FA Cup tie against Manchester City in January. He was asked by a fan on Twitter to predict the outcome in a World War Three scenario. The 34-year-old replied and finished a since-deleted tweet by saying: “the Rothchilds are crowned champions of every bank on the planet – the end”.

Pope has also been fined £3,500 and told to complete an education course. Port Vale FC have announced that they are planning to appeal the ban.

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Twitter trouble

22 November: Pope is banned for one match and fined £2,600 for Twitter remarks

22 January: Pope receives a further one match ban and fined £1,500  for Twitter remarks

5 February: The FA announce Pope faces charges over an alleged anti-Semitic tweet

24 July: Pope banned for six matches for his January tweet

Tom Pope Factfile

Age: 34

Games: 320

Goals: 112