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6 biggest controversies of Nigel Pearson’s 2014/15 Leicester City campaign

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Nigel Pearson has been sacked as manager of Leicester with the club saying "fundamental differences in perspective exist between us".

The 51-year-old guided the Foxes to safety with seven wins from the last nine games in the Barclays Premier League but was often a controversial figure, having arguments with supporters and journalists alike throughout the course of the season.

Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere charged with misconduct for trolling Spurs fans

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Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere could face a fine from the Football Association after being charged with misconduct following his foul-mouthed, anti-Tottenham chants during the FA Cup victory parade on Sunday.

The 23-year-old, who came through the Gunners' youth ranks, took to the microphone to mock the club's fierce rivals as the players celebrated on a stage outside the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere charged with misconduct for trolling Spurs fans

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Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere could face a fine from the Football Association after being charged with misconduct following his foul-mouthed, anti-Tottenham chants during the FA Cup victory parade on Sunday.

The 23-year-old, who came through the Gunners' youth ranks, took to the microphone to mock the club's fierce rivals as the players celebrated on a stage outside the Emirates Stadium.

Martin Skrtel denies FA charge of violent conduct from Liverpool-Man United match

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Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has denied a Football Association charge of violent conduct for standing on Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea.

Video evidence was used to charge the center-back, currently away on international duty with Slovakia, after television pictures highlighted the incident missed by referee Martin Atkinson in the last seconds of Sunday's 2-1 defeat at Anfield.

Martin Skrtel denies FA charge of violent conduct from Liverpool-Man United match

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Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has denied a Football Association charge of violent conduct for standing on Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea.

Video evidence was used to charge the center-back, currently away on international duty with Slovakia, after television pictures highlighted the incident missed by referee Martin Atkinson in the last seconds of Sunday's 2-1 defeat at Anfield.

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Skrtel Charged By FA Over Alleged Stamp On David De Gea

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The Football Association has charged Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel with violent conduct following his clash with Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea during Sunday's Barclays Premier League match.

Skrtel appeared to step on de Gea in the 95th minute of the match at Anfield, which Liverpool lost 2-1.

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel charged with violent conduct by FA

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The Football Association has charged Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel with violent conduct following his clash with Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea during Sunday's Barclays Premier League match.

Skrtel appeared to step on the Spaniard in the 95th minute of the match at Anfield, which Liverpool lost 2-1.

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel charged with violent conduct by FA

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The Football Association has charged Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel with violent conduct following his clash with Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea during Sunday's Barclays Premier League match.

Skrtel appeared to step on the Spaniard in the 95th minute of the match at Anfield, which Liverpool lost 2-1.

Manchester United’s Jonny Evans banned for 6 matches for spitting

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Newcastle's Papiss Cisse and Manchester United's Jonny Evans will serve suspensions of seven matches and six matches respectively for spitting, the Football Association has announced.

The duo have been punished following an altercation between the pair during Wednesday's Barclays Premier League clash at at St James' Park.

Manchester United’s Jonny Evans banned for 6 matches for spitting

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Newcastle's Papiss Cisse and Manchester United's Jonny Evans will serve suspensions of seven matches and six matches respectively for spitting, the Football Association has announced.

The duo have been punished following an altercation between the pair during Wednesday's Barclays Premier League clash at at St James' Park.

Newcastle’s Papiss Cisse will serve 7-match ban for spitting

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Papiss Cisse has accepted a Football Association charge for allegedly spitting at Manchester United's Jonny Evans and will face a seven-match ban.

The Newcastle striker and the Manchester United defender were charged with breaching FA rule E1[a] following an incident in Wednesday night's Barclays Premier League clash between the clubs at St James' Park which was not seen by the match officials.

Newcastle’s Papiss Cisse will serve 7-match ban for spitting

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Papiss Cisse has accepted a Football Association charge for allegedly spitting at Manchester United's Jonny Evans and will face a seven-match ban.

The Newcastle striker and the Manchester United defender were charged with breaching FA rule E1[a] following an incident in Wednesday night's Barclays Premier League clash between the clubs at St James' Park which was not seen by the match officials.

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet charged with improper conduct by FA

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Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association after his touchline bust-up with Hull boss Steve Bruce.

The 47-year-old Uruguayan has until 6pm on March 9 to respond to the charge after being sent to the stands for kicking a drinks holder and then arguing with Bruce after seeing midfielder Jack Rodwell booked for diving by referee Mike Dean.

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet charged with improper conduct by FA

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Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association after his touchline bust-up with Hull boss Steve Bruce.

The 47-year-old Uruguayan has until 6pm on March 9 to respond to the charge after being sent to the stands for kicking a drinks holder and then arguing with Bruce after seeing midfielder Jack Rodwell booked for diving by referee Mike Dean.

Manchester United and Newcastle subject to FA ‘spitting’ investigation

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The Football Association is to launch an investigation into the alleged spitting incident between Manchester United defender Jonny Evans and Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse.

Press Association Sport understands disciplinary chiefs are awaiting match referee Anthony Taylor's report while at the same time reviewing video footage from Wednesday night's game, which saw United win 1-0 at St James' Park.

Manchester United and Newcastle subject to FA ‘spitting’ investigation

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The Football Association is to launch an investigation into the alleged spitting incident between Manchester United defender Jonny Evans and Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse.

Press Association Sport understands disciplinary chiefs are awaiting match referee Anthony Taylor's report while at the same time reviewing video footage from Wednesday night's game, which saw United win 1-0 at St James' Park.

Chelsea appalled by FA’s decision to reduce Nemanja Matic ban to 2 games

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Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic's suspension has been reduced from three matches to two, the Football Association has announced.

Matic was sent off for pushing Ashley Barnes after the Burnley striker had caught the Blues midfielder high on his shin with a late tackle during Saturday's 1-1 Barclays Premier League draw at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea appalled by FA’s decision to reduce Nemanja Matic ban to 2 games

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Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic's suspension has been reduced from three matches to two, the Football Association has announced.

Matic was sent off for pushing Ashley Barnes after the Burnley striker had caught the Blues midfielder high on his shin with a late tackle during Saturday's 1-1 Barclays Premier League draw at Stamford Bridge.

No FA action against Burnley’s Ashley Barnes for Nemanja Matic foul

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Burnley's Ashley Barnes will face no disciplinary action for his challenge on Nemanja Matic, the Football Association has confirmed.

Barnes put in a full-blooded tackle on the Blues midfielder during Saturday's 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge, leaving his foot up and studs showing as he made contact with Matic's leg.

No FA action against Burnley’s Ashley Barnes for Nemanja Matic foul

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Burnley's Ashley Barnes will face no disciplinary action for his challenge on Nemanja Matic, the Football Association has confirmed.

Barnes put in a full-blooded tackle on the Blues midfielder during Saturday's 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge, leaving his foot up and studs showing as he made contact with Matic's leg.

Louis Van Gaal will appeal against FA charge regarding referee comments

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal will contest a Football Association disrepute charge over comments he made after last month's FA Cup trip to Cambridge.

Van Gaal was charged by the governing body for remarks which "allege and/or imply bias on the part of the match referee and/or bringing the game into disrepute".

Louis Van Gaal will appeal against FA charge regarding referee comments

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal will contest a Football Association disrepute charge over comments he made after last month's FA Cup trip to Cambridge.

Van Gaal was charged by the governing body for remarks which "allege and/or imply bias on the part of the match referee and/or bringing the game into disrepute".

Chelsea striker Diego Costa pleads innocence over stamping incident

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa insists there was no malicious intent behind the stamp on Emre Can which earned him a three-match ban from the Football Association.

The 26-year-old was suspended for three games for violent conduct by the FA after an independent regulatory commission on Friday ruled he deliberately stamped on the ankle of the Liverpool midfielder in Tuesday's Capital One Cup semi-final second leg.

Chelsea striker Diego Costa pleads innocence over stamping incident

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa insists there was no malicious intent behind the stamp on Emre Can which earned him a three-match ban from the Football Association.

The 26-year-old was suspended for three games for violent conduct by the FA after an independent regulatory commission on Friday ruled he deliberately stamped on the ankle of the Liverpool midfielder in Tuesday's Capital One Cup semi-final second leg.

Jose Mourinho fined £25,000 for his ‘clear campaign’ against Chelsea comments

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Jose Mourinho has been fined £25,000 and warned over his future conduct by the Football Association for claiming there was a "clear campaign" against Chelsea.

The Blues boss' complaints following the draw at Southampton on December 28 were found to be improper and brought the game into disrepute.

Jose Mourinho fined £25,000 for his ‘clear campaign’ against Chelsea comments

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Jose Mourinho has been fined £25,000 and warned over his future conduct by the Football Association for claiming there was a "clear campaign" against Chelsea.

The Blues boss' complaints following the draw at Southampton on December 28 were found to be improper and brought the game into disrepute.

Jose Mourinho Charged by FA Over ‘Clear Campaign’ Remarks

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been charged with misconduct for comments made about match officials after last month's draw at Southampton, the Football Association has announced.

Mourinho claimed there is a "clear campaign" by "people, pundits, commentators and coaches from other teams" against Chelsea and labeled the booking of Cesc Fabregas for diving at St Mary's on December 28 a "scandal".

Jose Mourinho Charged by FA Over ‘Clear Campaign’ Remarks

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been charged with misconduct for comments made about match officials after last month's draw at Southampton, the Football Association has announced.

Mourinho claimed there is a "clear campaign" by "people, pundits, commentators and coaches from other teams" against Chelsea and labeled the booking of Cesc Fabregas for diving at St Mary's on December 28 a "scandal".

Jose Mourinho Complains That Ref Phil Dowd Was Too Slow

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A seething Jose Mourinho invited scrutiny on the performance of referee Phil Dowd after witnessing his Chelsea side lose 5-3 at Tottenham in a result which wiped out their lead at the top of the Barclays Premier League.

Harry Kane scored twice as Spurs ended a 10-match winless run against the Blues, who now share the Premier League lead with a Manchester City side who have erased an eight-point deficit to Mourinho's men.

Jose Mourinho Complains That Ref Phil Dowd Was Too Slow

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A seething Jose Mourinho invited scrutiny on the performance of referee Phil Dowd after witnessing his Chelsea side lose 5-3 at Tottenham in a result which wiped out their lead at the top of the Barclays Premier League.

Harry Kane scored twice as Spurs ended a 10-match winless run against the Blues, who now share the Premier League lead with a Manchester City side who have erased an eight-point deficit to Mourinho's men.

Garry Monk: No Plans to Sell Swansea’s Jonjo Shelvey

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Swansea manager Garry Monk is adamant he has no plans to sell England midfielder Jonjo Shelvey in January.

Monk criticized Shelvey ahead of the Barclays Premier League game at Liverpool when he told the 22-year-old to "wise up" and said he would not tolerate his "laziness" any more.

Shelvey was selected against his former club on Monday, but had an unhappy night in Swansea's 4-1 defeat as he failed to track Adam Lallana for Liverpool's third goal and then headed into his own net to cap a miserable night for Monk's men.

Garry Monk: No Plans to Sell Swansea’s Jonjo Shelvey

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Swansea manager Garry Monk is adamant he has no plans to sell England midfielder Jonjo Shelvey in January.

Monk criticized Shelvey ahead of the Barclays Premier League game at Liverpool when he told the 22-year-old to "wise up" and said he would not tolerate his "laziness" any more.

Shelvey was selected against his former club on Monday, but had an unhappy night in Swansea's 4-1 defeat as he failed to track Adam Lallana for Liverpool's third goal and then headed into his own net to cap a miserable night for Monk's men.

Newcastle Striker Papiss Cisse Faces 3 Match Ban After Being Charged by FA

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Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse is facing a three-match ban after being charged with violent conduct by the Football Association for using his elbow on Everton's Seamus Coleman.

The FA's video review panel looked at the incident, which happened in Newcastle's 3-2 win on Sunday, and decided it was worthy of a charge and three-game ban.

Newcastle Striker Papiss Cisse Faces 3 Match Ban After Being Charged by FA

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Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse is facing a three-match ban after being charged with violent conduct by the Football Association for using his elbow on Everton's Seamus Coleman.

The FA's video review panel looked at the incident, which happened in Newcastle's 3-2 win on Sunday, and decided it was worthy of a charge and three-game ban.

Wenger: Respect Must Be a Two Way Street In Nigel Pearson Case

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has spoken out over the Football Association charge issued to his Leicester counterpart Nigel Pearson for abusing a spectator, insisting respect must be a two-way street.

Pearson was charged on Thursday after footage emerged of him shouting at someone in the crowd during the team's 3-1 defeat at home to Liverpool on December 2.

Wenger: Respect Must Be a Two Way Street In Nigel Pearson Case

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has spoken out over the Football Association charge issued to his Leicester counterpart Nigel Pearson for abusing a spectator, insisting respect must be a two-way street.

Pearson was charged on Thursday after footage emerged of him shouting at someone in the crowd during the team's 3-1 defeat at home to Liverpool on December 2.

Swansea to Appeal Fabianski Red Card

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Swansea have announced they will be appealing the red card shown to goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski during Sunday's Barclays Premier League defeat to West Ham.

The Poland international was dismissed in the 68th minute of the match at Upton Park for impeding West Ham substitute Diafra Sakho as he burst through on goal.

Swansea to Appeal Fabianski Red Card

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Swansea have announced they will be appealing the red card shown to goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski during Sunday's Barclays Premier League defeat to West Ham.

The Poland international was dismissed in the 68th minute of the match at Upton Park for impeding West Ham substitute Diafra Sakho as he burst through on goal.

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"#Antisemitism in Football" - Excerpt from the Government Report "Government Action on Anti-Semitism"

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Brief football-related Excerpt from the UK Government Report from the Department for Communities and Local Government "Government Action on Anti-Semitism"


II Antisemitism in football

"While not as overt as abuse directed at black players in the 1970s and 1980s, there has been a worrying rise in antisemitism in the last few years that has received less back-page coverage than it perhaps ought to have done.