Sunderland manager Moyes charged by English FA

The English Football Association has charged Sunderland manager David Moyes for his alleged offensive comments to a female reporter.

Published: 27th April 2017 02:11 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th April 2017 02:11 AM   |  A+A-

In this file photo dated Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, Sunderland manager David Moyes reacts during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford in Manchester, England. | AP

By Associated Press

LONDON: The English Football Association has charged Sunderland manager David Moyes for his comments to a female reporter.

The incident happened following a BBC interview after Moyes' last-place Premier League team drew at Burnley in March.

The FA says "it is alleged the Sunderland manager's remarks were improper and/or threatening and/or brought the game into disrepute."

Although the post-match interview was over, the camera was still running and footage of the incident was published weeks later by a newspaper.

Moyes, a former Manchester United manager, told reporter Vicki Sparks: "You were just getting a wee bit naughty at the end there, so just watch yourself. You still might get a slap even though you're a woman. Careful the next time you come in."


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