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.