Matthew Selt has been suspended from two ranking events and fined £1,000 following offensive comments made on social media.
World number 25 Selt posted messages on Twitter that were deemed offensive and were the subject of a complaint from a member of the public.
Selt, who had previously been warned for his conduct on social media, was referred to the WPBSA Disciplinary Committee, who found him to be in breach of Member Rules regarding social media guidelines.
The 31-year-old has consequently been suspended from next month's Riga Masters and August's Paul Hunter Classic and ordered to pay £1,000 towards the costs of the hearing.
Selt, who notably reached the Quarter-Finals of the 2015 UK Championship, has until June 10 to appeal the decision.