Ham­p­den­sus­pended

The Jewish Chronicle - - SPORT - BYDANNYCARO

Divi­sionFive­lead­er­sHam­p­den Square have been sus­pended from the league af­ter Sun­day’s match against SouthMan­cu­ni­an­sBwasa­ban­doned­five min­utes­from­time.

Ref­eree Stu­art An­sher halted pro­ceed­ings af­ter send­ing off Ham­p­den’s Craig Rin­der­fol­lowingan­in­ci­dentin­whichthe of­fi­cial­wasstruck­bya­li­nes­man’sflag.

The un­ruly scenes, which took place with Ham­p­den lead­ing 6-3, comes a fort­night af­ter Ham­p­den had a player sent off and were ac­cused of mak­ing “xeno­pho­bic com­ments” by the largely French con­tin­gent from FC Maryle­bone.

The league took the ac­tion af­ter re­ceiv­ing­com­plaintsaboutHam­p­den’scon­duct fromMaryle­bone,SouthMan­cu­ni­ansand FC Team. They have been charged un­der rules 17b and 19b (un­gentle­manly con­duct) and had their fu­ture fix­tures sus­pended as an in­terim step un­til an MSFL hear­ing on Novem­ber 12 in emer­gency ac­tion taken by chair­man David Wolff in con­junc­tion­with­his­com­mit­tee.TheLon­don FA will deal with the dis­missal of the playerandthe­a­ban­don­ment.

Ref­er­eeAn­sh­er­con­firmed:“The­match was aban­doned be­cause of the ac­tions of theHam­p­denSquare­m­an­ager.”

FC Team player-man­ager Adam Davies told JC Sport: “I was re­ally dis­ap­pointed that the ref­eree al­lowed the lan­guage and at­ti­tude of the Ham­p­den team to go un­pun­ished for so long. They were foul-mouthed and abu­sive. It was worse than atro­cious. It spoilt the match for ev­ery­one.”

Davies has sent the league a com­plaint where he claims his keeper, Gabriel Salinger, was “de­lib­er­ately kicked sev­eral times. He said: “There was a com­pletely un­pleas­ant at­mos­phere from start to fin­ish.”

Ham­p­den boss Ben Radstone de­clined to com­ment.

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