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FA to investigate after Bielsa admits responsibility for spying incident

Leeds manager was behind Derby training ground snooping.

FA to investigate Emery water bottle incident

The FA is looking at Emery’s conduct against Brighton. The Football Association is looking into the incident where Arsenal boss Unai Emery kicked a water bottle into the crowd at Brighton. The Gunners manager immediately apologised but the FA is considering whether to punish him. The Spaniard went to speak to the home supporter after the incident and at full-time after the Gunners drew 1-1 at the Amex Stadium on Boxing Day. “I said to them I’m sorry. It wasn’t hard but it touched one supporter,” Emery told the BBC afterwards. Former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho received a touchline ban for kicking a bottle of water against West Ham in 2016. He was also sent to the stands during his side’s 1-1 draw after lashing out at the bottle in frustration, following referee Jonathan Moss’ deci...

FA asked to investigate claims Fulham ‘manipulated’ Jean Michael Seri fee

The lawyer behind football’s landmark Bosman ruling has written to the Football Association to demand an inquiry into Jean Michael Seri‘s transfer to Fulham from Nice. The Ivorian midfielder joined the Premier League club with French left-back Maxime Le Marchand for a combined fee of £25million this summer. According to French reports, the breakdown of that fee was approximately £15million for Le Marchand and £10million for Seri, despite the latter being better, younger and having longer on his contract. Previously linked with Barcelona, Seri has already started legal proceedings in France against Nice, as he claims the club undervalued him in order to avoid paying a bonus. Le Marchand’s value, on the other hand, was overstated. Nice have denied this claim, but it has now...

Huddersfield investigate homophobic abuse allegations

Claims come in the wake of home game with Brighton. Huddersfield have launched an investigation into reports of homophobic abuse during Saturday’s home defeat to Brighton. The Huddersfield Town LGBT supporters group, Proud Terriers, have claimed homophobic chanting was aimed at Brighton’s travelling fans during the Terriers’ defeat. The West Yorkshire club have said any fans found to have been involved in the abuse will be banned from the John Smith’s Stadium. “The club is aware of reports of homophobic abuse at (Saturday’s) game against Brighton,” Huddersfield said in a statement. “This is not something that Huddersfield Town will allow or accept. It is totally abhorrent and an affront to the overwhelming majority of the club’s fantastic supporters. “Officials at the club will do all they...

Falkirk investigate reports of racist abuse towards one of their players

The Bairns appeal for information from fans following William Hill Scottish Cup defeat by Stenhousemuir. Falkirk are investigating reports of racist abuse directed towards Dennon Lewis by their own supporters. The Ladbrokes Championship have appealed for information from fans following Saturday’s William Hill Scottish Cup defeat by Stenhousemuir. Former Watford player Lewis, 21, moved to Falkirk in the summer. A club statement read: “Falkirk FC is extremely disappointed to learn of racist abuse directed at Dennon Lewis by its own supporters during Saturday’s match against Stenhousemuir. “As a club, we wholeheartedly condemn the abuse received by Dennon and will work to identify those responsible. “The individuals in question were in the Main Stand of Ochilview Park on Saturday and anyone w...

FA to investigate Mourinho over touchline comments

The Manchester United manager appeared to make comments following the Newcastle game at Old Trafford. By Phil Medlicott, Press Association SportFiled: Monday, October 8, 2018 at 18:29 UK Last Updated: Monday, October 8, 2018 at 18:31 UK The Football Association is to investigate comments made by Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho as he walked along the touchline after Saturday’s 3-2 win over Newcastle, Press Association Sport understands. Footage from Saturday shows Mourinho saying something – at one point while looking into a camera – as he headed towards the tunnel following the conclusion of the Premier League contest at Old Trafford. Jose Mourinho had the world watching him today 👀 11.34am 😕4.56pm 😬5.39pm 😩7.03pm 🙏7.17pm 😁 Just another day in the life of the Man Utd manager… pic.twit...

Police investigate after object thrown at assistant ref at Livingston

Calum Spence was struck on the head and treated at the scene. Police are investigating after an assistant referee was hit by an object thrown from the crowd during a Livingston v Rangers match. Calum Spence suffered a minor injury to the back of his head and was treated at the scene following the assault at the Tony Macaroni Arena. The incident happened around 15 minutes into the second half of the Ladbrokes Premiership match when an object, thought to be a coin, was thrown from the East Stand where the away supporters were placed. Spence was able to continue in his role after treatment and saw out the match which Livingston won 1-0. Police are appealing for information about the incident on Sunday, which they are treating as assault. Livingston’s Dolly Menga, centre, during the game again...

SFA are urged to investigate missile-throwing incident at Livingston

Linesman Calum Spence required treatment after being struck during Sunday’s game against Rangers. By Andy Newport, Press Association SportFiled: Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 17:06 UK Last Updated: Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 22:16 UK Union chiefs representing Scotland’s referees have called on the SFA to investigate Sunday’s missile attack on linesman Calum Spence. The assistant referee was targeted as he ran the line during Livingston’s shock 1-0 win over Rangers at the Tony Macaroni Arena. Spence was struck by an object thrown from the East Stand, which housed the travelling Gers support. Now the Prospect Scotland Football Referees Branch, the professional trade union for senior football referees in Scotland, has called on Hampden bosses to probe the matter. In a statement posted on t...

FIFA to investigate Switzerland duo Xherdan Shaqiri, Granit Xhaka

FIFA are investigating Switzerland pair Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka following their controversial goal celebrations in the 2-1 win over Serbia at the World Cup. By Giuseppe Labellarte, ReporterFiled: Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 09:36 UK Last Updated: Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 09:38 UK FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Switzerland pair Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka following their controversial goal celebrations in the 2-1 win over Serbia at the World Cup. The two players, who are of Albanian-Kosovan heritage, put their hands together to form what looked like a double-headed eagle similar to the one on the Albanian flag following their goals in the Group E game. Critics claim that the gesture is a nationalist symbol which risks inflaming tensions in the Balkans among Serb...

Merseyside Police to investigate Loris Karius death threats

Merseyside Police have confirmed that they will investigate abusive tweets and death threats aimed at Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius. By Matthew JonesFiled: Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 17:20 UK Last Updated: Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 17:20 UK Merseyside Police have announced that they will investigate messages of hatred and harmful threats aimed at Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius, following his two errors against Real Madrid in the Champions League Final on Saturday. Karius, who had not made an error in the competition prior to the final, gifted Karim Benzema the opening goal of the night before failing to stop Gareth Bale‘s long-range strike. Abusive tweets flooded in after the final whistle blew in Kiev, including messages telling the German keeper and his family to “die”...

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