New­cas­tle’s Jonjo Shelvey charged by FA

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

New­cas­tle mid­fielder Jonjo Shelvey has been charged with us­ing dis­crim­i­na­tory lan­guage to­ward an op­po­nent dur­ing a game in Eng­land's sec­ond-tier League Cham­pi­onship.

The Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion said that the Eng­land in­ter­na­tional "used abu­sive and/or in­sult­ing words" that in­cluded "ref­er­ence to eth­nic ori­gin and/or race and/or na­tion­al­ity."

The in­ci­dent took place near the end of New­cas­tle's 2-0 home loss to Wolver­hamp­ton Wan­der­ers on Septem­ber 17.

Shelvey has un­til Novem­ber 16 to re­spond.

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