Bastian Schweinsteiger charged with violent conduct

Monday 07 Dec 2015
Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger
Bastian Schweinsteiger has been charged for an alleged act of violent conduct which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video.

The Manchester United midfielder was involved in an incident with West Ham United’s Winston Reid in the 40th minute of the game on Saturday 5 December 2015.

The matter was referred to a panel of three former elite referees who each reviewed the video footage independently of one another to determine whether they considered it a sending-off offence.

For an FA charge to follow the decision by the panel must be unanimous.

The player has until 12noon on Thursday 10 December 2015 to reply to the charge.

By FA Staff