Adriano Moke has been fined by York City and warned about his future conduct following social media comments in which he challenged one of the club’s fans to a fight.
The 28-year-old midfielder responded to jibes made to his Instagram account following Saturday’s 4-1 defeat at Curzon Ashton, inviting one critic – City supporter Matt Nugent – to meet him and bring “who ever” and “wat ever tools” he wanted.
Moke also upset and offended the club’s wider supporter base when he dismissed another online supporter taunt – from David Holder – as the thoughts of “just a fan.”
Outlining Moke’s punishment, while stressing that the former Glenn Hoddle Academy graduate had expressed sincere regret for his actions and extended that apology to the club’s supporters, City boss Martin Gray said: “I will not tolerate that sort of behaviour from any player at this football club.
“Adriano may have been emotional after a poor performance by the team on Saturday but that does not excuse his comments. As a York City player, you are representing the club and the wider community and you need to maintain high standards and Adriano accepts that his comments fell below those standards.”
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