Sunderland manager David Moyes has been charged by the English Football Association after he was filmed telling a female BBC reporter “you still might get a slap even though you’re a woman,” and warned her to “be careful” the next time she came to their Stadium of Light home.
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Moyes, 53, has since apologized for the outburst which occurred after a post-match interview following Sunderland’s 0-0 draw with Burnley. He believed the cameras had stopped rolling but his comments were filmed on a cell phone.
The Sunderland manager has his team rooted to the foot of the Premier League table, 12 points off safety with six games remaining.
Below is the statement in full from The FA:
David Moyes has been charged in relation to comments made after the game against Burnley on 18 March 2017.
It is alleged the Sunderland manager’s remarks were improper and/or threatening and/or brought the game into disrepute, contrary to FA Rule E3(1). He has until 6pm on 3 May 2017 to reply to the charge.