FA Investigating Tom Pope After Controversial World War Tweet
Tom Pope is set to be investigated by the FA after a controversial tweet about World War III.
The striker, who scored against Manchester City yesterday after his tweets over the summer, was asked who will win World War III.
His response was rather controversial to say the least, naming a variety of countries that would be invaded.
FA investigating this tweet by Port Vale's Tom Pope. pic.twitter.com/CqLNakS67h
- Jacob Steinberg (@JacobSteinberg) January 5, 2020
Pope has since deleted the tweet but screenshots have begun to surface.
It caps off an interesting few days for the 34-year-old.
Pope tweeted after watching Stones play for England last summer and claimed he'd score 40 goals a season playing against him.
After managing to score Vale's only goal in their 4-1 defeat, the players were invited to the Premier League champion's dressing room.
And Pope revealed to Sky Sports that the England international wouldn't speak to him.
"They all dragged me in, the Man City players, but John wouldn't speak to me.
"It was a little bit awkward. I shook his hand but he wasn't too happy."
The 34-year-old striker then took to Twitter after the game and joked he was wrong saying he'd score 40 goals, and that he'd actually score 50.
Speaking to reporters after the game, he added: "It was only banter and people have dug it up because we've drawn Man City. All of a sudden it's everywhere and people have been on my case about it.
"He's a world-class centre-half. I was just saying he wasn't very physical and that's it. If people think I'm wrong, well, I don't care."
Pope also added that he'd had a chat with City left-back Benjamin Mendy who revealed the City squad had been ribbing Stones about the jibe.
"I spoke to [Benjamin] Mendy and he said all their players had battered him for weeks about it and they got him that wound up about it, and then obviously I've scored and he's probably devastated."
Mendy also waited outside the Port Vale dressing room to get a picture with Pope which is peak Benjamin Mendy.
"But I was just hoping I got a half chance to try to put one away. The last thing you want to do is get beaten 7-0 after everything that's gone on Twitter, not score and everyone laugh.
"It was nice to shut a few people up to back up what I said but it's water off a duck's back. I wasn't too bothered about it either way."