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Tuesday 17 October 2017

Warnock waits for FA call

Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock will wait to hear the reasons behind the English Football Association's charge for misconduct before deciding whether to make an appeal.

Warnock was charged for his comments following Palace's 2-1 Premier League defeat at home to Chelsea on Saturday, when he appeared to infer referee Craig Pawson showed double standards by not booking John Terry before cautioning Palace's Damien Delaney for a similar offence.

The English FA said in a statement: "It is alleged that Warnock's post-match comments constituted improper conduct in that they implied the match referee was motivated by bias; and/or brought the game into disrepute, in contravention of FA Rule E3(1)."

Warnock has until 6pm on Monday to respond and the Eagles boss will wait for the FA's formal letter before deciding whether to appeal.

"As long as you don't question their (referees') integrity - and I don't think I did that, I questioned his experience really or the influence of certain things in the game but not his integrity," Warnock said yesterday, before the FA charge had been confirmed.

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