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Charlie Austin warned by FA over offensive tweets aimed at Southampton supporters

:Headline: Charlie Austin warned by FA over offensive tweets aimed at Southampton supporters:
The West Brom striker criticised supporters of his former club.

West Brom striker Charlie Austin has been formally warned by the Football Association in relation to his offensive social media comments aimed at Southampton fans, but will face no further action.

Austin joined the Baggies from Southampton last August and last weekend had responded to criticism from Saints fans on Twitter with an expletive-laden rant.

The 30-year-old had initially retweeted a comment on the dangers of social media, but then responded to replies from two Southampton fans by mocking their club's supporters in general.

The expletive-laden tweets have since been deleted from Austin's Twitter account.

The FA had asked Austin for his observations, which the PA news agency understands resulted in the player being formally warned in relation to the social media activity, but he will face no further action.

During January 2019, Austin was handed a two-match ban after gesturing at Manchester City fans when he had been substituted during Southampton's 3-1 home defeat.

Austin signed for West Brom in a reported £4million deal last summer, having made 81 appearances for Southampton over a three-year spell, scoring 20 goals in all competitions.

The striker has scored nine goals in 28 appearances in total this season for West Brom, who are top of the Sky Bet Championship.

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1Liverpool29271166214582
2Manchester CityMan City28183768313757
3Leicester CityLeicester29165858283053
4Chelsea29146951391248
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd29129844301445
6Wolverhampton WanderersWolves29101364134743
7Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd28111073025543
8Tottenham HotspurSpurs29118104740741
9Arsenal2891364036440
10Burnley29116123440-639
11Crystal Palace29109102632-639
12Everton29107123746-937
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2998122541-1635
14Southampton29104153552-1734
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton29611123240-829
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham2976163550-1527
17Watford2969142744-1727
18Bournemouth2976162947-1827
19Aston Villa2874173456-2225
20Norwich CityNorwich2956182552-2721
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