The Football Association have confirmed that they have charged Burnley‘s Andre Gray with misconduct after offensive tweets sent by the striker in 2012 resurfaced on social media at the weekend.

A number of messaged posted on Twitter by the 25-year-old, who scored in Burnley’s 2-0 win over Liverpool at the weekend, were re-shared across a number of websites at the weekend due to their offensive and shocking content. Read details here in case you missed it.

In the messages from four years ago Gray makes homophobic and sexist remarks, one of which called for gay people to ‘burn’ and ‘die’.

The tweets appear have now been deleted from Gray’s account while the forward also issued a statement on Saturday, unreservedly apologising and insisting he was no longer considers himself the same person who sent them.

Burnley have also announced that they have warned their player about his conduct but the FA have confirmed on their official website that they too will be taking action.

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