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Crystal Palace Manager Ian Holloway Charged By The FA For Tottenham Post-Match Incidents

ian holloway Crystal Palace Manager Ian Holloway Charged By The FA For Tottenham Post Match Incidents

The FA have charged Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway following two incidents that happened after the Tottenham Hotspur match on Sunday.

According to The FA:

“Firstly, it is alleged that Holloway’s language and/or behavior in or around the match officials changing room at the end of the game amounted to improper conduct.

“Secondly, it is alleged that Holloway’s post-match media comments questioned the integrity of the referee and/or match officials and/or implied that the referee and/or match officials were motivated by bias; and/or brought the game into disrepute.

“Holloway has until 4pm on 23 August 2013 to respond to both charges.”

Holloway got into trouble in a post-match interview with the BBC where he said: “It’s going to be a long, hard season for me with these people [referees] because I had it before where certain clubs get fouls and other clubs don’t. My little Blackpool side didn’t get as many as we should have done against the bigger people.”

The Crystal Palace manager was upset that referee Mark Clattenburg missed a foul by Tottenham Hotspur on Crystal Palace’s Stephen Dobbie.

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2 Responses to Crystal Palace Manager Ian Holloway Charged By The FA For Tottenham Post-Match Incidents

  1. Clampdown says:

    Well, that was fast.

  2. Mark says:

    The comments about Blackpool not getting a fair shake are pretty laughable, given that Spurs, Palace’s opponents in this game, did not get even ONE penalty in the league all last season. Which happened because Gareth Bale got labeled as a diver early in the season, after which HE tended to get carded when he was fouled (for simulation), not the guy who fouled him.

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