The FA versus Middlesbrough's Bola

Squire Patton Boggs' Thomas Horton on case concerning offensive tweet



On 3 September 2021, The FA announced that Marc Bola (“the Player”), of Middlesbrough FC, had been charged with misconduct for an alleged Aggravated Breach of the FA Rules 2021/2022 rules E3.1 and E3.2.


The Charge related to a Tweet the Player posted from his Twitter account on 14 April 2012. The Tweet has since been deleted but it is understood that the Tweet made reference to sexual orientation and was deeply offensive.


To read the full article by Squire Patton Boggs' associate (barrister) Thomas Horton (pictured), click here