Gray gets extension to tweet charge

31 Aug

Andre Gray


Andre Gray’s tweets were highlighted on the same day he scored his first top-flight goal to help Burnley beat Liverpool 2-0

Burnley have been given an extension for Andre Gray to respond to his misconduct charge over homophobic posts on Twitter in 2012.

Gray originally had until Wednesday to reply to the Football Association, but now has until 5 September.

One tweet from the 25-year-old striker’s account appeared to condone killing gay people.

The tweets from four years ago were posted when Gray was playing for non-league Hinckley United.

Gray, who is charged with bringing the game into disrepute, has apologised and asked “for forgiveness” for the posts, insisting he is now a “completely different person” and did not “hold the beliefs written in those tweets”.

The posts, which also contained offensive terms, were deleted soon after being highlighted.

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