Former Liverpool player Ryan Babel tells female fan to stay in her lane

Written By Dejan Kalinic
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Al Ain forward Ryan Babel has put himself at the center of a sexism controversy after some tweets Friday.

The 28-year-old former Liverpool player tweeted a user who questioned why he disliked Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez. Babel went on a rant about how the user, a female, should "stay in her lane." (NOTE: Crude language in first tweet.)

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Babel then tweeted what he claims to be his mobile number, inviting people to direct their displeasure personally. He said he would discuss the "twitter tragedy" on his Snapchat account.

The former Netherlands international has found trouble on social media previously.

Babel was fined £10,000 ($15,391 in today's money) by the Football Association in 2011 after posting a mocked-up picture of referee Howard Webb wearing a Manchester United shirt following a Liverpool loss.

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