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Soccer star Robert Huth gets two match ban after anti-trans tweets

Soccer star Robert Huth gets two match ban after anti-trans tweets

Soccer star Robert Huth will serve a two match ban after posting transphobic messages on Twitter.

The Stoke City defender admitted he breached Football Association rules after comments he made on social media.

In January earlier this year, he responded to a Twitter account ‘Cock Or No Cock’ which posts sexual images of individuals and asks users to guess their gender.

The 30-year-old German apologized, saying: ‘Clearly no offence was meant or directed to anyone, but apologies if I’ve offended anyone.’

It was agreed his tweets were considered indecent, improper and brought the game into disrepute. Further to this, it was considered an ‘aggravated breach’ as it referred to trans people.

Along with the two match ban, Huth was also fined £15,000 ($22,500, €20,000) and ordered to complete a mandatory education course.