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Snodgrass facing huge FA fine

Filed: Monday, 4th March 2019
By: Staff Writer

West Ham winger Robert Snodgrass has been charged by the FA for using "abusive and/or insulting words" towards a doping official.

And as a result he could be fined up to 12,000 if found guilty of the charge, which relates to an incident at West Ham's Rush Green training ground earlier this month.

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"Robert Snodgrass has been charged with a breach of FA Rule E3(1)," read a statement posted on the FA's website on Monday afternoon.

"It is alleged the player used abusive and/or insulting words towards UK Anti-Doping officials who were visiting West Ham United's training ground on 6 February 2019 to conduct out-of-competition testing. He has until 18 March 2019 to respond."

Rule E3 relates to standard penalty guidelines for abusive or insulting language; if the charge is admitted Snodgrass will be fined 8,000 as a Premier League player (the fine reduces to 2,000 for Championship players) and banned for one match.

However should Snodgrass deny the charge and subsequently be found guilty by a regulatory commission, he could face a massive fine of 12,000 and a two-match ban.

West Ham United are yet to respond to the charge.

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