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)."
Henry goes a-roving [24th Nov 2015]
Fire when ready! West Ham riding high in managerial dismissals list [23rd Nov 2015]
DG duped by social media prankster [5th Nov 2015]
Bilic, Sakho & Sullivan: Tuesday's news [3rd Nov 2015]
Best wishes, Ken [26th Oct 2015]
Payet, Gold, Bilic & Lanzini: Saturday's news [24th Oct 2015]
Shoot! [22nd Oct 2015]
Jelavic, Jenkinson, Adrian & Carroll: Thursday's news [15th Oct 2015]
Payet, Sullivan, Randolph & Little: Wednesday's news [14th Oct 2015]
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 Posts including either links and/or foul language are automatically filtered and will not be published.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.