Former England captain Rio Ferdinand has been charged by the Football Association for misconduct following a comment he made on Twitter.
The 35-year-old QPR defender has until October 21 to respond to the charge, which was announced on Tuesday.
“It is alleged the comment posted on his twitter account was abusive and/or indecent and/or insulting and/or improper,” a FA statement read.
“It is further alleged that this breach is aggravated pursuant to FA rule E3(2) as it included a reference to gender.
“The player has until Tuesday, October 21 2014 to respond to the charge.”