Holloway charged by FA

Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway has been charged by the FA in relation to his conduct after the match against Tottenham.

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Holloway: Picked up a charge at his first game

Holloway: Picked up a charge at his first game

Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway has been charged by the Football Association in relation to his conduct after the Barclays Premier League match against Tottenham on Sunday.

The FA announced on its official website that Holloway had been charged over two separate matters.

A statement on www.thefa.com said: "Firstly, it is alleged that Holloway's language and/or behaviour in or around the match officials' changing room at the end of the game amounted to improper conduct.

"Secondly, it is alleged that Holloway's post-match media comments questioned the integrity of the referee and/or match officials and/or implied that the referee and/or match officials were motivated by bias, and/or brought the game into disrepute."

Holloway has until 4pm on Friday to respond to both charges.

The game at Selhurst Park, Palace's first top-flight appearance in eight years, ended in a 1-0 defeat thanks to Roberto Soldado's second-half penalty.

And following the contest, Holloway appeared to claim his team will not be fairly treated by referees this season.

He thought the spot-kick should not have been given because he felt Dean Moxey had no time to pull back his left arm to prevent Aaron Lennon's cross from hitting it.

But his real anger was reserved for the officials' failure to spot what he viewed as a deliberate foul by Nacer Chadli on Stephen Dobbie shortly before referee Mark Clattenburg awarded the penalty.

''I've got to learn what a foul is because I thought Nacer Chadli deliberately bodychecked Stephen Dobbie, smashed him down and ran off with the ball,'' Holloway told the BBC.

''If the referee didn't see that, the assistant should have. You have to ask if he's good enough if he didn't see that. I don't see how he can miss it.

''It's going to be a long hard season for me with these people (referees). I had this with Blackpool.

''Certain clubs get fouls and others don't. Tottenham will feel that if they play Man United.

''Do I think I would have got that at Tottenham? No I don't. I just want a bit of fairness.

''I want a foul like anyone else would have got one. I've got a horrible taste in my mouth after that.''

Holloway then lashed out at the assistant again in his post-match press conference, which began an hour and a half after the end of the match.

''It's not the referee's fault, it's the bloke who stood right where I was, the linesman,'' Holloway said.

''We have got professional refs, we haven't got professional linesmen.

''I can't believe he didn't see it. I had better learn what a foul is in this division.''


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