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   Pellegrini is #17 [22nd May 2018]
   arrow   Pellegrini agrees three-year contract [21st May 2018]
   arrow   New manager close, says Suliivan [17th May 2018]
   arrow   No decision from Fonseca  [17th May 2018]
   arrow   Shortest reign ever - official! [16th May 2018]
   arrow   West Ham to enter transfer window manager-less [14th May 2018]
   arrow   In brief - Monday's news round-up [14th May 2018]
   arrow   Post-match press conference: Sam Allardyce v West Ham Utd [audio] [13th May 2018]
   arrow   West Ham Utd 3-1 Everton [13th May 2018]
   arrow   You needs Hans: West Ham consider 15m move [9th May 2018]



Your Comments


Please note that this section is for comments relating to the above news item only. Any off-topic or abusive posts will be removed. Posts including either links and/or foul language are automatically filtered and will not be published. To engage in further discussion on any of our news stories, visit the KUMB Forums.

Not a member of the KUMB Forums? You may register for free membership here.

comments powered by Disqus
 
News Image




On This Day ...

One Year Ago
Eins, zwei, drei - new date for German tour
West Ham United have added a third date to their German tour....more
Three Years Ago
One of five for West Ham in Europa League draw
West Ham United have been placed in Group 2 of this afternoon's Europa League draw....more
Five Years Ago
Roeder returns - at Millwall
Former West Ham United manager Glenn Roeder has returned to football - as a scout for new Millwall m...more