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27th Nov 2014

FA charge Wigan chairman Dave Whelan for “aggravated” breach of conduct

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Conan Doherty

Dave Whelan has been charged by the FA.

Following last week’s comments to the media, the Wigan chairman has been charged for abusive/insulting/improper conduct today and has until December 5 to respond.

In a statement, the FA announced:

‘The FA has charged Dave Whelan in relation to media comments. 

It is alleged the Wigan Athletic chairman breached FA Rule E3[1] in that his comments were abusive and/or insulting and/or constitute improper conduct and/or bring the game into disrepute. 

It is further alleged that this is an ‘Aggravated Breach’ as defined by FA Rule E3[2] as it included a reference to ethnic origin and/or race and/or nationality and/or religion or belief. 

Mr Whelan has until 6pm on 5 December 2014 to respond to the charge.’

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Dave Whelan