Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Adebayor hit with two FA charges

Manchester City's Emmanuel Adebayor has been hit with two charges by the Football Association after his side's 4-2 win over former club Arsenal.

The 25-year-old striker is charged with violent conduct relating to his alleged stamp on Robin van Persie and has until 1800 BST on Wednesday to respond.

He also faces a charge of improper conduct for his goal celebration in front of the Arsenal supporters.

A separate date will be arranged for a commission to consider the latter.

The Football Association has also asked Greater Manchester Police (GMP) and the two clubs to identify supporters involved in any violent and aggravating behaviour.

English football's governing body said in a statement that it "would like to see anyone found guilty of such behaviour face action through the legal system and banning orders from football."

If Adebayor is found guilty for his challenge on Van Persie, under the FA's new fast-track disciplinary system he would be handed a three-match ban which would result in him missing Sunday's derby against Manchester United.

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