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Newcastle midfielder Emre denies FA charge of racist abuse

Newcastle midfielder Emre denies FA charge of racist abuse

Newcastle midfielder Emre denied an Football Association charge of being racially abusive on Thursday.
Emre was charged with "using racially aggravated abusive and/or insulting words" in the Magpies' 3-0 Premier League loss to Everton at Goodison Park on Dec. 30.
The Turkey midfielder will have his case heard after requesting a personal hearing.
The FA launched the investigation after referee Dermot Gallagher's match report made reference to the 42nd-minute incident, when Emre made remarks toward American goalkeeper Tim Howard and defender Joleon Lescott. Both players are black.
If found guilty, Emre could face a heavy ban and fine. He is believed to be the first Premier League player charged by the FA with racist abuse.


Updated : 2021-01-21 19:51 GMT+08:00