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The FA have issued the following statement at 4.00pm today:

Sheffield Wednesday FC player Fernando Forestieri has today been charged with a breach of FA Rule E3.

It is alleged that words he used during a friendly fixture against Mansfield Town FC on 24 July 2018 breached Rule E3[1] as they were abusive and/or insulting.

It is further alleged that the words constituted an ‘aggravated breach’, which is defined in Rule E3[2], as they included reference to ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race.

Forestieri has until 14 June 2019 to respond to the charge.

 

Looks like they going for him but why has it taken almost a year?

 

https://www.swfc.co.uk/news/2019/june/club-statement_fernando-forestieri/

Edited by iansheff

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Wasn't he cleared in court for this?

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41 minutes ago, Groose said:

Wasn't he cleared in court for this?

The evidence required for a conviction is higher in the criminal court than it would be in a FA hearing, i.e. beyond reasonable doubt v balance of probabilities, they will have been expecting this I'm sure.

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The other player is no angel yet the fa are happy to take his word without any evidence it seems.

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IF A COURT CANT  find him guilty,surely the fa cant,its his word v the other person ,cant make this stick i hope

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21 minutes ago, bassett one said:

IF A COURT CANT  find him guilty,surely the fa cant,its his word v the other person ,cant make this stick i hope

If I remember correctly, after reading the court case, the judge intimated that he'd got away by the skin of his teeth, although I can't remember the judges exit words, but he was lucky.

They don't need as much evidence at a FA hearing, it doesn't have to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt, it will be based on the balance of probabilities.

So, say the judge in court requires a 99% chance of finding him guilty, the FA will only need 51% chance, which they probably have.

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According to The Star website:

 

Sheffield Wednesday striker Fernando Forestieri faces a minimum five match ban if found guilty of a racism charge laid down by the Football Association.

 

https://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-wednesday/latest-owls-news/sheffield-wednesday-fernando-forestieri-faces-minimum-five-game-ban-if-found-guilty-of-fa-racism-charge-70581

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Sports governing bodies are a law unto themselves.Toronto's baseball team had a top player charged with domestic abuse and he was banned for 70 games of a162 game schedule. He was later cleared in a court of law , but his employer traded him in panic and he is now on a much better team.So,at the end of the day,the victims in all of this are the fans of the team, including myself, as we lost a great player through trumped up charges. Even the player himself is better off, although he did go through a lot at the time.

 

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Just been looking at the Wednesday page on the BBC site , has there been anymore on FF's  charge? I have not seen anything regarding it and it said that he had till the 14th June to respond to the charge.

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Probably waiting for VAR!🙄

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