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Ex-Liverpool player under fire for making sexist remarks on Twitter

The 28-year-old former Holland international subsequently attempted to defend his behaviour.

FORMER LIVERPOOL PLAYER Ryan Babel is in hot water for making sexist remarks on Twitter.

Babel, who now plays for Al Ain FC in the Arabian UAE Arabian Gulf League, told a user on the site to “grow some tits instead of speaking about football” after she questioned recent critical remarks he made about former manager Rafa Benitez.

The 28-year-old — who has 43 caps at international level and made just under 100 appearances for Liverpool – subsequently attempted to defend his comments, ostensibly denying that they were sexist

It is not the first time that Babel has come under fire owing to his behaviour on social media, with the winger fined £10,000 in 2011 for posting a mocked-up photo of referee Howard Webb in a Man United jersey.

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