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Sunderland's Moyes charged by FA over 'slap' comment
April 26, 2017 / 10:07 AM / 8 months ago

Sunderland's Moyes charged by FA over 'slap' comment

REUTERS - Sunderland manager David Moyes has been charged by the English Football Association for telling a reporter that she “might get a slap even though you’re a woman” during an interview after his side’s goalless Premier League draw against Burnley in March.

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FA chairman Greg Clarke had criticised Moyes for his comments.

“It is alleged the Sunderland manager’s remarks were improper and/or threatening and/or brought the game into disrepute, contrary to FA Rule,” the FA said in a statement on Wednesday.

Former Manchester United manager Moyes, who had apologised for his comments, has until May 3 to reply to the charge.

Reporting by Aditi Prakash in Bengaluru; editing by Sudipto Ganguly

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