Friday 24 November 2017

David Moyes charged by FA over 'slap' comments to female reporter

Sunderland's Scottish manager David Moyes gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Sunderland and West Ham United at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland, north-east England on April 15, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Lindsey PARNABY
Sunderland's Scottish manager David Moyes gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Sunderland and West Ham United at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland, north-east England on April 15, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Lindsey PARNABY

Damian Spellman

Sunderland boss David Moyes has been charged by the Football Association over comments in which he suggested he might "slap" a female reporter.

The 54-year-old Scot was initially asked for his observations on the incident, which took place after the goalless Premier League draw with Burnley on March 18, by the FA and has now been hit with a charge.

An FA statement said: "David Moyes has been charged in relation to comments made after the game against Burnley on 18 March 2017.

"It is alleged the Sunderland manager's remarks were improper and/or threatening and/or brought the game into disrepute, contrary to FA Rule E3(1).

"He has until 6pm on 3 May 2017 to reply to the charge."

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