Text  Larger | Smaller | Default

NewsNow

Allardyce denies misconduct charge


Filed: Wednesday, 23rd January 2013
By: Staff Writer


Sam Allardyce has denied an FA misconduct charge relating to comments he made about Phil Dowd following West Ham United's FA Cup exit at Old Trafford.

Referee Dowd failed to award West Ham a blatant penalty before awarding the home side a spot kick in almost identical circumstances later in the game - a situation that left Allardyce raging after the final whistle.

Choosing his words carefully during an interview with ITV, Allardyce said: "There's no doubt whatsoever about the difference between Rafael's hand ball and Jordan Spence's. Jordan Spence plays for West Ham away at Man United and Rafael plays at home at Old Trafford. It's got to be that simple when you see it."

Those comments were enough for the FA to hit the Hammers boss with a misconduct charge - one which Allardyce has now denied. As a result, he has requested a personal hearing with the FA.

A short staement on the FA's website read: "It is alleged Allardyce questioned the integrity of the match referee and/or match officials in general, and/or implied that the match referee and/or match officials in general were motivated by bias; and/or brought the game into disrepute in contravention of Rule E3(1)."





Related News

   arrow   'I turned West Ham down', says Nene [21st Jul 2015]
   arrow   Bilic on ... FC Birkirkara [17th Jul 2015]
   arrow   Oxford to make history [2nd Jul 2015]
   arrow   Nolan eyeing Bolton return  [29th Jun 2015]
   arrow    Song, Downing, Payet & Bilic: Wednesday's news [24th Jun 2015]
   arrow   Jenkinson snubs Sunderland, wants West Ham move [17th Jun 2015]
   arrow   Carroll, Woods, Sullivan & Gold: Tuesday's news [16th Jun 2015]
   arrow   Last man standing finally falls [15th Jun 2015]
   arrow   Sunderland to pip West Ham in Jenkinson race? [13th Jun 2015]
   arrow   Mauro Zarate eyes first team return [13th Jun 2015]


Please visit the KUMB Forum to comment on this story.


 
News Image




On This Day ...

One Year Ago
Schalke 04 vs West Ham Utd: live
West Ham open their Schalke Cup campaign this afternoon when they face the ...more
Three Years Ago
Ipswich Town 3 West Ham Utd 1
West Ham suffered a second successive defeat at Portman Road in 2012 as Sam Allardyce's side were we...more
Five Years Ago
Pay on the door at Southend
Southend United have confirmed that supporters wishing to attend tonight's friendly with West Ham wi...more