Discipline charges, responses and suspensions for October 2019

Wednesday 06 Nov 2019
FA charges - October 2019

31 October 2019

Incident of Misconduct
Christopher Akers

2 Breaches of FA Rule E3 - charged with misconduct in respect of an expenses claim that you made to The Football Association which you knew to be false, in whole or in part.

Rule F3-  Charged with misconduct for a breach of FA Rule F3 by failing to comply with a requirement under FA Rule
F2.

Nil response –paper hearing held. 

RESULT
Suspended from All Football and Football Related Activity for 8 years
£2500 fine 

30 October 2019

MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO CROWD CONTROL 
Hartlepool United FC, National League – Premier

Hartlepool United FC v Dover Athletic FC 
National League – Premier 
21 September 2019

Breach of FA Rule E20 – It is alleged that Hartlepool United FC failed to ensure that its spectators, and all persons purporting to be its supporters and/or followers, conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from using abusive and/or insulting words and/or behaviour, which included a reference, whether express or implied, to race and/or colour, whilst attending a match in which it was involved.  

The Club have until 5th November 2019 to respond. 

MISCONDUCT IN RELAITON TO INTERMEDIARY ACTIVTY 
Marco Gabbiadini, Registered Intermediary 

Breach of FA Rule E1(b) - It is alleged that the Participant entered into a Representation Contract with a Minor without having obtained prior additional authorisation to deal with Minors.

The Participant has until 5 November 2019 to respond. 

MISCONDUCT IN RELAITON TO INTERMEDIARY ACTIVTY 
Errol Davies, Registered Intermediary 

Breach of FA Rule E1(b) - It is alleged that the Participant entered into a Representation Contract with a Minor without having obtained prior additional authorisation to deal with Minors.

The Participant has until 5 November 2019 to respond. 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO PLAYER STATUS 
Braintree Town FC, National League – South 

Braintree Town FC v Tilbury FC 
Essex Senior Cup 
8th October 2019

Breach of FA Rule E1(b) - It is alleged that Braintree Town FC failed to comply with FA Rule C.1(g)(x), in that the Club played a player as a loan player without the authorisation from The Association.

The Club have until 6 November 2019 to respond. 

INCIDENTS OF MISCONDUCT
Russell Windsor, Manager, FC Bentons

NLO v FC Bentons 
The FA Sunday Cup 
13 October 2019

Three breaches of FA Rule E3 – 

1. It is alleged that in or around the 33rd minute of the fixture, the Participant used abusive and/or insulting words towards the Match Referee.
2. It is alleged that the Participant’s behaviour following his dismissal from the technical area amounts to improper conduct. 
3. It is alleged that in or around the 44th minute of the fixture, the Participant used abusive and/or insulting words towards the Match Referee.

The Participant has until 6 November 2019 to respond. 

INCIDENTS OF MISCONDUCT
Charlie Samuel, Player, FC Bentons

NLO v FC Bentons 
The FA Sunday Cup 
13 October 2019

Breach of FA Rule E3 - It is alleged that the Participant's behaviour in failing to leave the field of play following his dismissal in or around the 33rd minute of the fixture amounts to improper conduct.

The Participant has until 6 November 2019 to respond. 

INCIDENTS OF MISCONDUCT
FC Bentons, Thames Valley Sunday Football League

NLO v FC Bentons 
The FA Sunday Cup 
13 October 2019

Three breaches of FA Rule E20(a) – 

1. It is alleged that in or around the 33rd minute of the fixture, FC Bentons failed to ensure that its players and/or club officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.
2. It is alleged that in or around the 44th minute of the fixture, FC Bentons failed to ensure that its players and/or club officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.
3. It is alleged that following the abandonment of the fixture, FC Bentons failed to ensure that its players and/or club officials and/or spectators conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.

The Club have until 6 November 2019 to respond. 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (NON-FAST TRACK) – STANDARD CASE
Paul Jolleys, Club Official, Curzon Ashton FC

Farsley Celtic FC v Curzon Ashton FC 
National League – North 
28 September 2019

Breach of FA Rule E3  - It is alleged that in or around the 90th minute of the fixture, the Particpant used improper and/ or abusive and/or insulting words towards a Match Official.

The Participant has until 7 November 2019 to respond. 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (NON-FAST TRACK) – STANDARD CASE
Frank Sinclair, Assistant Manager, Radcliffe Borough FC

Grantham Town FC v Radcliffe FC 
Northern Premier League – Premier Div ision 
28 September 2019

Breach of FA Rule E3 - It is alleged that in or around the 50th minute of the fixture, the Participant language and/or behaviour towards a Participant was improper and/or abusive and/or insulting.

The Participant has until 7 November 2019 to respond. 

MASS CONFRONTATION (NON-FAST TRACK) – STANDARD CASE
Ramsbottom United FC, Northern Premier League – North West

Ramsbottom United FC v Colne FC 
FA Challenge Trophy 
12 October 2019

Breach of FA Rule E20(a) - It is alleged that in or around the 85th minute of the fixture, Ramsbottom United FC failed to ensure that its players and/or officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour.

The Club have until 7 November 2019 to respond. 

MASS CONFRONTATION (NON-FAST TRACK) – STANDARD CASE
Colne FC, Northern Premier League – North West 

Ramsbottom United FC v Colne FC 
FA Challenge Trophy 
12 October 2019

Breach of FA Rule E20(a) - It is alleged that in or around the 85th minute of the fixture, Colne FC failed to ensure that its players and/or officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour.

The Club have until 7 November 2019 to respond. 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO AN AUTOMATIC SUSPENSION 
Reece Grego-Cox, Player, Crawley Town FC 

Crawley Town FC v Colchester United FC 
English Football League Cup 
29 October 2019

Breach of FA Rule E10 - It is alleged that the Participant failed to comply with an automatic suspension by participating in the above fixture.

The Participant has until 7 November 2019 to respond. 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO AN AUTOMATIC SUSPENSION 
Dannie Bulman, Player, Crawley Town FC

Crawley Town FC v Colchester United FC 
English Football League Cup 
29 October 2019

Breach of FA Rule E10 - It is alleged that the Participant failed to comply with an automatic suspension by participating in the above fixture.

The Participant has until 7 November 2019 to respond. 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO AN AUTOMATIC SUSPENSION 
Crawley Town FC, English Football League 2

Crawley Town FC v Colchester United FC 
English Football League Cup 
29 October 2019

Breach of FA Rule E10 - It is alleged that the Club failed to do all things necessary to ensure that two Players associated with the Club complied with an automatic suspension.

The Club have until 7 November 2019 to respond. 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (FAST TRACK 2) – STANDARD CASE
Lee Johnson, Manager, Bristol City FC

Luton Town v Bristol City FC 
Football League Championship 
19 October 2019

Breach of FA Rule E3 - It is alleged that following the conclusion of the fixture, on the field of play, the Participant's language towards a Match Official was abusive and/or insulting and/or improper.

Charge admitted – Standard Penalty 1 accepted (£2,000 fine & 1 match touchline ban). 

29 October 2019

MASS CONFRONTATION (FAST TRACK 2) – NON STANDARD CASE
Brentford FC, English Football League Championship

Brentford FC v Millwall FC 
Football League Championship 
19 October 2019

Breach of FA Rule E20(a) - It is alleged that in or around the 91st minute of the fixture, Brentford FC failed to ensure that its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour.

Charge admitted – Paper Hearing requested. 

RESULT
£14,000 fine

MASS CONFRONTATION (FAST TRACK 2) – NON STANDARD CASE
Millwall FC, English Football League Championship 

Brentford FC v Millwall FC 
Football League Championship 
19 October 2019

Breach of FA Rule E20(a) - It is alleged that in or around the 91st minute of the fixture, Millwall FC failed to ensure that its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour.

Charge admitted – Paper Hearing requested. 

RESULT
£14,000 fine

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT
Matthew Hardy, Club Secretary, Derby Futsal Club 

Breach of FA Rule E3 - in respect of an email that the Participant sent, which included an email purportedly from The Football Association, which the Participant knew to be false, in whole or in part.  

Charge admitted – Paper Hearing requested.

RESULT
4 months suspension from all football and football related activity including ground and venue ban 
£100 fine

Claim of Wrongful Dismissal
Marek Rodak, Fulham FC
Middlesbrough v Fulham FC
EFL Championship
26/10/2019

Denying an Obvious Goalscoring Opportunity - Handball

RESULT
WD: Dismissed
1 match suspension remains in place

28 October 2019

Misconduct, related to the Football Association Investigation into Mr Vincent McBean
Vincent McBean
Clapton FC 

Breach of FA Rule F2 - It is alleged that you have not complied with requirements pursuant to FA Rule F2, by failing to answer questions and provide
     information at a time and place determined by The Football Association.

Charge Denied –Personal hearing requested. 

RESULT
Suspended indefinitely as of 5pm 30/10/2019 from all football and football related activity until such a time as he attends an interview(s) to answer questions and provide information to the satisfaction of the FA.

MASS CONFRONTATION (FAST TRACK 2 – DESIGNATED CATEGORY 3)
Manchester United FC U18s, U18 Premier League – North 

Liverpool FC U18s v Manchester United FC U18s 
U18 Premier League – North 
31 August 2019

Breach of FA Rule E20(a) - It is alleged that at the end of the fixture, Manchester United FC failed to ensure that its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.

Charge admitted, Paper Hearing requested. 

RESULT
£7,500 fine

MASS CONFRONTATION (FAST TRACK 2 – DESIGNATED CATEGORY 3)
Liverpool FC U18s, U18 Premier League – North

Liverpool FC U18s v Manchester United FC U18s 
U18 Premier League – North 
31 August 2019

Breach of FA Rule E20(a) - It is alleged that at the end of the fixture, Liverpool FC failed to ensure that its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.

Charge admitted, Paper Hearing requested. 

RESULT
£5,000 fine

Claim of Wrongful Dismissal

John Rooney, Barrow AFC
Torquay United FC v Barrow AFC
National League
26th October 2019

Denying an Obvious Goalscoring Opportunity by deliberately handling the ball.

RESULT
WD: Upheld
1 match suspension removed

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (NON-FAST TRACK)
Daniel Tortoise, Programme Editor, Yaxley FC 

Breach of FA Rule E3 - It is alleged that the Participant's comments on the Non-League Matters forum were improper in contravention of Rule E3(1), in that they questioned the integrity of the Match Official and/or implied bias.

Charge Admitted, Paper Hearing requested.

RESULT
£100 fine

INCIDENT OUTSIDE THE JURISDICTION OF MATCH OFFICIALS BUT REPORTED TO THE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION (NON-FAST TRACK) – NON STANDARD CASE
Oliver Wood, Player, Colne FC
Leek Town FC v Colne FC 
Northern Premier League Play Offs 
1 May 2019

Two breaches of FA Rule E3 – 

1.            It is alleged that following the final whistle the participant used abusive and/or insulting words towards a Match Official.
2.            It is further alleged that in or around the changing room area the participant used abusive and/or insulting words and/or your conduct was improper.

Charge Denied, Paper Hearing requested.

RESULT
Proved
6 match suspension
£150 fine

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (NON-FAST TRACK) – NON-STANDARD CASE
Waqas Azam, Player, Colne FC
Leek Town FC v Colne FC 
Northern Premier League Play Offs 
1 May 2019

Breach of FA Rule E3 - alleged that the participant’s behaviour in or around the 120th minute of the fixture, constitutes violent conduct. 

Charge Admitted, Paper Hearing requested.

RESULT
6 match suspension (4 matches already served, 2 match suspension remaining)
£80 fine

25 October 2019

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (NON-FAST TRACK) – STANDARD CASE
Hakan Hayrettin, Manager, Maidstone United FC 

Dorking Wanderers FC v Maidstone United FC 
National League – South 
14 September 2019

Breach of FA Rule E3 – It is alleged that in or around the 93rd minute of the fixture, the Participant’s behaviour was improper.   

Charge admitted – Standard Penalty 1 accepted (£200).

MASS CONFRONTATION (NON-FAST TRACK) – NON STANDARD CASE
Maidstone United FC, National League – South 

Dorking Wanderers FC v Maidstone United FC 
National League – South 
14 September 2019

Breach of FA Rule E20(a) - It is alleged that in or around the 93rd minute of the fixture, Maidstone United FC failed to ensure that its players and/or officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion. 

Charge denied – Paper Hearing requested. 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO BETTING 
Jonathan Stewart, Player, Matlock Town FC

Breach of FA Rule E8 - in respect of 385 bets placed on football matches between 13 October 2015 and 04 May 2019.

Charge admitted – Personal Hearing requested. 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO SOCIAL MEDIA COMMENTS 
Adam Maltby, Youth Coach 

Breach of FA Rule E3 - It is alleged that the Participant sent abusive and/or insulting messages in an Snapchat group. It is further alleged that this breach of Rule E3(1) is an “Aggravated Breach”, as defined in Rule E3(2), as the Participant made reference to reference to disability.

Charge admitted – Paper Hearing requested. 

24 October 2019

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (FAST TRACK 2) – NON STANDARD CASE
Paul Jewell, Director of Football, Swindon Town FC

Bradford City FC v Swindon Town FC 
English Football League Two 
5 October 2019

Three breaches of FA Rule E3 – 

1. It is alleged that on the field of play at the end of the fixture the Participant used abusive and/or insulting and/or improper words towards a Match Official. 
2. It is alleged that the Participant's failure to provide his name when requested by the Match Official amounts to improper conduct.
3. It is alleged that in or around the tunnel area / the entrance to the changing rooms the Participant used abusive and/or insulting and/or improper words towards the Fourth Official.

Result 
Charges Proved 
3 match Stadium/Ground Ban
£1750 Fine 

Claim of Wrongful Dismissal
John McLaughlin, Southend United FC
Southend United FC v Doncaster Fc 
Football League 1
22/10/2019

Serious Foul Play 

Result
Claim Dismissed

MASS CONFRONTATION (FAST TRACK 2) – STANDARD CASE
Forest Green Rovers FC, English Football League 2 

Forest Green Rovers FC v Mansfield Town FC 
Football League 2 
19 October 2019

Breach of FA Rule E20(a) - It is alleged that following the conclusion of the fixture, Forrest Green Rovers FC failed to ensure that its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour.

Charge admitted, Standard Penalty 1 accepted (£1,000 fine). 

23 October 2019

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO BETTING 
Christian Windsor, Academy Scout, Manchester City FC 

Breach of FA Rule E8 -  in respect of 512 bets placed on football matches between 20 December 2016 and 26 June 2019. It is alleged that each bet is a separate breach of FA Rule E8. 

Charge admitted, Personal Hearing requested.

RESULT
12 months suspension from all football and football related activity (The last 6 months of the suspension is suspended for two years)

MASS CONFRONTATION (FAST TRACK 2) – STANDARD CASE
Mansfield Town FC, English Football League 2 

Forest Green Rovers FC v Mansfield Town FC 
Football League 2 
19 October 2019

Breach of FA Rule E20(a) - It is alleged that following the conclusion of the fixture, Mansfield Town FC failed to ensure that its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour. 

Charge admitted – Standard Penalty 1 accepted (£1,000 fine).

MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO BETTING
Ben Fitchett, Player, Sittingbourne FC

Breach of FA Rule E8 - Misconduct under FA Rule E1(b) in respect of 321 bets placed on football matches between 10 June 2018 and 06 May 2019. 

Charge admitted – Paper Hearing requested. 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (NON-FAST TRACK) – STANDARD CASE
Keith McMahon, Manager, VCD Athletic 

Guernsey FC v VCD Athletic FC 
Isthmian league – South East 
6 October 2019

Breach of FA Rule E3 - It is alleged that following the conclusion of the fixture, in the Match Official’s changing rooms, the Participant's language and/or behaviour was improper.  

The Participant has until 31st October 2019 to respond. 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (NON-FAST TRACK) – NON STANDARD CASE
Darren Manning, Manager, Hullbridge Sports FC

Hullbridge Sports FC v Barton Rovers FC 
FA Challenge Trophy 
28 September 2019

Two breaches of FA Rule E3 -

1.  It is alleged that in added time in the second half of the fixture, the Participant used improper and/or abusive and/or insulting language towards a Match Official. 
2.  It is alleged that following the conclusion of the fixture, in the area outside the changing rooms, the Participant used improper words towards a Match Official.

The Participant has until 31st October 2019 to respond. 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (NON-FAST TRACK) – NON STANDARD CASE
Chris Lawton, Manager, Runcorn Linnets

Clitheroe FC v Runcorn Linnets FC 
Northern Premier League – North West 
14 September 2019

Two breaches of FA Rule E3: 

1.  It is alleged that in or around the 75th minute of the fixture, the Participant’s behaviour towards a participant was improper and/or violent.
2.  It is alleged that in or around the 75th minute of the fixture, the Participant's behaviour towards a spectator was improper and/or violent.

Charge admitted, Paper Hearing requested. 

RESULT
4 match touchline ban
£150 fine

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (NON-FAST TRACK) – NON STANDARD CASE
Clark Jenner, Coach, Hayes & Yeading FC 

Hayes & Yeading United FC v Yate Town 
FC Southern League – Premier Division South 
14 September 2019

Breach of FA Rule E3 - It is alleged that in or around the 94th minute of the fixture, the Participant's behaviour was improper and/or violent.  

Charge admitted, Paper Hearing requested. 

RESULT
3 match touchline ban
£225 fine

MASS CONFRONTATION (NON-FAST TRACK) – NON STANDARD CASE
Hayes & Yeading FC, Southern League – Premier Division South

Hayes & Yeading United FC v Yate Town FC
Southern League – Premier Division South 
14 September 2019

Breach of FA Rule E20(a) - It is alleged that in or around the 94th minute of the fixture, Hayes & Yeading United FC failed to ensure that its players and/or officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.

Charge admitted, Paper Hearing requested. 

RESULT
£400 fine

MASS CONFRONTATION (NON-FAST TRACK) – NON STANDARD CASE
Yate Town FC, Southern League – Premier Division South 

Hayes & Yeading United FC v Yate Town FC
Southern League – Premier Division South 
14 September 2019

Breach of FA Rule E20(a) - It is alleged that in or around the 94th minute of the fixture, Yate Town FC failed to ensure that its players and/or officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.

Charge admitted, Paper Hearing requested. 

RESULT
£300 fine

21 October 2019

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO AN AUTOMATIC SUSPENSION 
Christopher Rackley, Player, Basingstoke Town FC

AFC Totton v Basingstoke Town FC
Southern League South 
21 September 2019

Breach of FA Rule E10 - It is alleged that the Participant failed to comply with an automatic suspension.

Charge admitted, Paper Hearing requested. 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO AN AUTOMATIC SUSPENSION 
Basingstoke Town FC, Club, Southern League – South 

AFC Totton v Basingstoke Town FC
Southern League South 
21 September 2019

Breach of FA Rule E12 - It is alleged that the Club failed to do all things necessary to ensure that a Player associated with the Club complied with an automatic suspension.

Charge admitted, Paper Hearing requested.

18 October 2019

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUT IN RELATION TO BETTING 
Robert Ramshaw, Player, Spennymoor Town FC 

Breach of FA Rule E8 - in respect of 41 bets placed on football matches between 14 August 2016 to 10 April 2019.

The Participant has until 28th October 2019 to respond. 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (NON-FAST TRACK) – STANDARD CASE
Mark Critoph, Coach, Histon FC

Histon FC v Ware FC 
Isthmian League Cup 
24 September 2019

Breach of FA Rule E3 - It is alleged that in or around the 80th minute of the fixture, the Participant's behaviour was improper.  

Charge admitted, Standard Penalty 1 accepted (£100 fine). 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (NON-FAST TRACK) – STANDARD CASE
Paul Halsey, Manager, Ware FC

Histon FC v Ware FC 
Isthmian League Cup 
24 September 2019

Breach of FA Rule E3 - It is alleged that in or around the 80th minute of the fixture, the Participant's behaviour was improper. 

Charge admitted, Standard Penalty 1 accepted (£100 fine). 

MASS CONFRONTATION (NON-FAST TRACK) – NON STANDARD CASE
Dorking Wanderers FC, National League – South 

Dorking Wanderers FC v Maidstone United FC 
National League – South 
14 September 2019

Breach of FA Rule E20(a) - It is alleged that in or around the 93rd minute of the fixture, Dorking FC failed to ensure that its players and/or officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.

Charge denied, Personal Hearing requested. 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (NON-FAST TRACK) – NON STANDARD CASE
Marc White, Manager, Dorking Wanderers FC

Dorking Wanderers FC v Maidstone United FC 
National League – South 
14 September 2019

Breach of FA Rule E3 – It is alleged that in or around the 93rd minute of the fixture, the Participant’s behaviour was improper.   

Charge admitted, Personal Hearing requested. 

INCIDENT OUTSIDE THE JURISDICTION OF MATCH OFFICIALS BUT REPORTED TO THE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION (NON-FAST TRACK) – NON STANDARD CASE   
Daniel Parkinson, Player, Sevenoaks Town FC 

Hythe Town FC v Sevenoaks Town FC 
Isthmian League – South East 
17 September 2019

Breach of FA Rule E3 - It is alleged that following the Participant’s dismissal, the Participant's language towards a Match Official was abusive and/or insulting.   

Charge denied, Paper Hearing requested.

17 October 2019

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO BETTING
Wally Downes, Manager, AFC Wimbledon
Breach of FA Rules Betting E8 - in respect of 8 bets placed on football matches between 30 November 2013 and 12 July 2019.
 
Charge admitted, Personal Hearing requested.
 
RESULT
28 days suspension from all football and football related activity
£3,000 fine

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO BETTING 
Alexander Samizadeh, Player, unregistered  

Breach of FA Rule E8 - in respect of 156 bets placed on football matches between 17 February 2017 and 04 May 2019.

The Participant has until 23rd October 2019 to respond. 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO THE FA’S ANTI-DOPING REGULATIONS
Dr Andrew Johnson, Ex Club Doctor, Bury FC 

Breach of FA Rule E25 -  It is alleged that the Participant tampered with Doping Control in that he provided fraudulent information to an Anti-Doping Organization, namely The FA and/or UK Anti-Doping, in respect of an application for a Therapeutic Use Exemption (“TUE”) dated 1 December 2018 on behalf of a Player.

The Participant has until 25th October 2019 to respond. 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO BETTING 
Corey Whitely, Player, Newport County AFC 

Breach of FA Rule E8 - in respect of 398 bets placed on football matches between 05 November 2013 and 04 April 2017. 

The Participant has until 25th October 2019 to respond. 

16 October 2019

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (NON-FAST TRACK) – NON STANDARD CASE
Steve Piling, Manager, Prescot Cables FC

Prescot Cables FC v Dunston FC 
Northern Premier League – North West 
14 September 2019

Breach of FA Rule E3 - It is alleged that in or around the 75th minute of the fixture, the Participant’s behaviour was improper and/or violent. 

Charge admitted, Paper Hearing requested

RESULT
3 match ground ban
£100 fine

15 October 2019

Claim of Wrongful Dismissal & Excessive Punishment 
Vadaine Oliver, Northampton Town FC 
Scunthorpe United v Northampton Town FC 
English Football League 2 
12th October 2019

Serious Foul Play 

Result
Claim Upheld
Suspension removed 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (NON-FAST TRACK) – STANDARD CASE
Ian Johnson, Assistant Manager, Marine FC

Marine FC v Dunston FC 
FA Cup 
21 September 2019

Breach of FA Rule E3 - It is alleged that in or around the 79th minute of the fixture, the Participant's language towards a Match Official was improper and/or abusive and/or insulting and/or implied bias.

Charge admitted, Standard Penalty 1 accepted (1 match touchline ban + £100 fine). 

MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO MEDIA COMMENTS  
Saif Rubie, Registered Intermediary

Two breaches of FA Rule E3 - 

1. It is alleged that the Participant’s comment on Twitter was improper and/or brought the game into disrepute, contrary to Rule E3(1).
2. It is alleged that the Participant’s post on Twitter was improper and/or abusive and/or insulting, contrary to Rule E3(1).

Charge denied, Paper Hearing requested. 

14 October 2019

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (FAST TRACK 2) – NON STANDARD CASE
Lee Bowyer, Manager, Charlton Athletic FC 

Charlton Athletic FC v Swansea City FC 
English Football League Championship 
2 October 2019

Two breaches of FA Rule E3: 

1.  It is alleged that the Participant's language on the field of play at the end of the fixture amounts to improper proper conduct and/or questioned the integrity of the Match Referee. 
2.  It is alleged that the Participant's language in or around the tunnel area at the end of the fixture amounts to improper conduct and/or questioned the integrity of the Match Referee.

Charge Admitted, Personal Hearing requested.

RESULT
3 match touchline suspension
£4000 fine

11 October 2019

MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO MEDIA COMMENTS OF A DISCRIMINATORY NATURE
Harvey Elliott, Player, Liverpool Football Club

Breach of FA Rule E3(2) - It is alleged that the participant’s language and/or behaviour about Tottenham Hotspur player Harry Kane was abusive and /or insulting words, contrary to Rule E3(1). It is further alleged that this breach of FA Rule E3(1) is an “Aggravated breach” as defined in Rule E3(2) as it included reference to a disability.

Charge admitted, paper hearing requested. 

RESULT
2 weeks suspension from all domestic club football
Face to Face Education Programme within 4 months
£350 fine

9 October 2019

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO BETTING 
Alex Byrne, Player, Weston-Super-Mare FC

Breach of FA Rule E8 - in respect of 105 bets placed on football matches between 04 March 2015 and 28 April 2019.

Charge admitted, Paper Hearing requested. 

8 October 2019

MASS CONFRONTATION (NON-FAST TRACK) – STANDARD CASE
Berkhamsted FC, Southern League - Central 

St Ives Town FC v Berkhamsted FC 
FA Cup 
7 September 2019

Breach of FA Rule E20(a) - It is alleged that following the conclusion of the fixture, Berkhamsted FC failed to ensure that its Officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from the use of abusive and/or insulting words.  

Charge admitted, Standard Penalty 1 accepted (£200 fine). 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (NON-FAST TRACK) – STANDARD CASE
Lee Bircham, Manager, Berkhamsted FC

St Ives Town v Berkhamsted FC 
FA Cup 
7 September 2019

Breach of FA Rule E20(a) - It is alleged that following the conclusion of the fixture, the Participant’s language and/or behaviour towards a Match Official was improper and/or abusive and/or insulting.  

Charge admitted, Standard Penalty 1 accepted (£100 fine, 1 match touchline ban). 

MASS CONFRONTATION (FAST TRACK 2) – NON STANDARD CASE
Leyton Orient FC, English Football League 2

Leyton Orient FC v Port Vale FC 
English Football League Two 
28 September 2019

Breach of FA Rule E20 (a) - It is alleged that in or around the 64th minute of the fixture, Leyton Orient FC failed to ensure that its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour.

Charge admitted, Paper Hearing requested. 

RESULT
£2,000 fine

MASS CONFRONTATION (FAST TRACK 2) – NON STANDARD CASE
Port Vale FC, English Football League 2

Leyton Orient FC v Port Vale FC 
English Football League Two 
28 September 2019

Breach of FA Rule E20 (a) - It is alleged that in or around the 64th minute of the fixture, Port Vale FC failed to ensure that its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour.

Charge admitted, Paper Hearing requested. 

RESULT
£1,750 fine

Claim of Wrongful Dismissal

Gaetano Berardi, Leeds United FC
Millwall FC v Leeds United FC
EFL Championship
5th October 2019

Denying an Obvious Goalscoring Opportunity.

RESULT
WD: Upheld
1 match suspension removed

MASS CONFRONTATION (FAST TRACK 2 – DESIGNATED CATEGORY 3)  
Reading FC U23s, Premier League 2 – Division 2

Reading FC U23s v Swansea City FC U23s 
Premier League 2 – Division 2 
16 September 2019

Breach of FA Rule E20 (a) - It is alleged that in or around the 96th minute of the fixture, Reading FC failed to ensure that its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour.

Result
£1,500 fine 

MASS CONFRONTATION (FAST TRACK 2 – DESIGNATED CATEGORY 3)  
Swansea City FC, Premier League 2 – Division 2

Reading FC U23s v Swansea City FC U23s 
Premier League 2 – Division 2 
16 September 2019

Breach of FA Rule E20 (a) - It is alleged that in or around the 96th minute of the fixture, Swansea City FC failed to ensure that its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour.

Result
£1,500 fine 

4 October 2019

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO BETTING 
Moussa Diarra, Player, Woking FC 

Breach of FA Rule E8 - in respect of 747 bets placed on football matches between 21 October 2017 and 22 August 2019.

Charge admitted, Paper Hearing requested. 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (NON-FAST TRACK) – STANDARD CASE
Lee Minshull, Assistant Manager, Concord Rangers FC 

Concord Rangers FC v Braintree Town FC
National league – South
3 September 2019

Breach of FA Rule E3 - It is alleged that in or around the 42nd minute of the fixture, the Participant's language and/or behaviour amounts to improper conduct.

Charge admitted, Standard Penalty 1 accepted (£200 fine). 

3 October 2019

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (FAST TRACK 2) – NON STANDARD CASE
Ryan Inniss, Player, Newport County AFC

Newport County AFC v West Ham United FC U21s 
English Football League Trophy 
4 September 2019

Breach of FA Rule E3 - It is alleged that the Participant’s language in or around the 85th minute of the fixture was threatening and/or improper.

Charge denied, paper hearing requested. 

RESULT
Not Proven

1 October 2019

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (NON-FAST TRACK) – STANDARD CASE
Mr Trevor Harrison, Kitman, Leiston FC 

Ware FC v Leiston FC 
FA Cup 
7 September 2019

Breach of FA Rule E3 - It is alleged that at or around halftime of the fixture, the Participant used improper and/ or abusive and/or insulting words towards a Match Official and/or the Participant’s behaviour was improper.  

Charge admitted, Standard Penalty 1 contested. 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO COMPLYING WITH AN AUTOMATIC SUSPENSION 
Maldon & Tiptree FC, Club, Isthmian League North 

Maldon & Tiptree FC v Soham Town Rangers
FC Isthmian League North 
17 August 2019

Breach of FA Rule E12 - It is alleged that the Club failed to do all things necessary to ensure that a Player associated with the Club complied with an automatic suspension.

Charge admitted, Personal hearing requested. 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (NON-FAST TRACK) – NON STANDARD CASE
Brendan Kelly, Manager, Bromsgrove Sporting FC 

Bromsgrove Sporting FC v Stourbridge FC 
FA Cup 
7 September 2019

Three breaches of FA Rule E3:

1. It is alleged that in or around the 45th minute, the Participant’s language and/or behaviour towards a Match Official was abusive and/or insulting and/or questioned the integrity of a Match Official.
2. It is alleged that following the Participant’s dismissal, his behaviour was improper.
3. It is alleged that following the conclusion of the fixture, the Participant’s behaviour was improper.

Charge admitted, paper hearing requested. 

RESULT
3 match touchline ban
£350 fine

Claim of Wrongful Dismissal

Matthew Lund, Scunthorpe United FC
Scunthorpe United FC v Bradford City FC
Football League 2
28th September 2019

Serious Foul Play.

RESULT
WD: Dismissed 
EX: Dismissed
3 match suspension remains in place

By FA Staff