FA fine for Arsenal star Jack Wilshere to benefit grassroots football

Arsenal star Jack Wilshere of Harpenden apologises for offending people. Courtesy @JackWilshere/Twit

Arsenal star Jack Wilshere of Harpenden apologises for offending people. Courtesy @JackWilshere/Twitter - Credit: @JackWilshere/Twitter

An anti-Tottenham rant has copped Harpenden based Arsenal star Jack Wilshere a £40,000 fine from the Football Association (FA).

But the good news is that the money will be channelled towards a range of grassroots football initiatives.

The Gunner was last Wednesday (17) fined and severely warned about his future conduct after admitting to a charge of misconduct.

Wilshere was found guilty of making and/or inciting comments about the Spurs during Arsenal’s open bus trophy tour after their FA Cup Final victory, with his conduct deemed to be improper and bringing the game into disrepute.

The midfielder has apologised for offending people.


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A spokesman for the FA said: “The fine will be directed into grassroots football to help County Football Associations including in Herts, to be used to improve facilities.”

The FA has recently launched a new ‘We Can Play’ initiative to encourage more girls to play the sport.

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