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Ryan Babel fined for ripping referee

Updated: January 17, 2011, 1:16 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Liverpool winger Ryan Babel has been fined $16,000 by England's Football Association over a series of Twitter postings that criticized a Premier League referee.

Having already accepted a charge of improper conduct, Babel also was warned about his future conduct.

The Netherlands national team player posted a digitally altered picture of referee Howard Webb wearing a Manchester United shirt after being angered by the decisions in Liverpool's 1-0 loss at Old Trafford in the ...

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