West Ham star Jarrod Bowen warned by FA after investigation into historic tweet that included racist term

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West Ham winger Jarrod Bowen has been warned by the Football Association (FA) and must attend an education course after an investigation into a historic tweet which used racist language.

The tweet, which resurfaced last month, was posted by Bowen at the age of 15 when he was playing in Hereford's youth teams.

The post from October 2012 read: “That one friend that thinks their (sic) black #N****Please”.

West Ham spoke to the player at the time and Bowen himself, now 24, issued an apology for his "offensive and immature tweet."

The FA have comprehensively investigated the matter and spoken to Bowen. His age at the time, as well as the fact that the post was from 2012, were both taken into account while the FA determined that Bowen was not registered as a participant in football or playing affiliated football at the time.

After the post emerged, Bowen said: “In 2012, when I was a 15-year-old kid, I posted an offensive and immature tweet.

“I wish to apologise unreservedly for the unacceptable content of that post, especially to all connected with West Ham United. This is not an example I wish to set and it certainly does not portray the values and principles that I hold.”

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