Moyes: Sunderland manager charged over ‘slap’ comment

Moyes: Sunderland manager charged over ‘slap’ comment

Sunderland manager David Moyes has been charged by the Football Association after telling BBC reporter Vicki Sparks she might “get a slap”.

He was caught on camera making the remarks following his team’s draw against Burnley in the Premier League.


Moyes has expressed his “deep regret” for his response.

It came after an interview in which he was asked by Sparks if the presence of Sunderland’s owner Ellis Short put extra pressure on him.

He said “no” but, after the interview, added that Sparks “might get a slap even though you’re a woman” and that she should be “careful” next time she visited.


An FA statement said it is alleged his remarks were “improper and/or threatening and/or brought the game into disrepute”, contrary to Rule E3(1)


He has until Wednesday, 3 May to reply to the charge.


Culled from BBC Sport

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