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Snodgrass charged by FA for abusing anti-doping officials

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Snodgrass charged by FA for abusing anti-doping officials
Soccer Football - Premier League - Fulham v West Ham United - Craven Cottage, London, Britain - December 15, 2018 West Ham's Robert Snodgrass celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS/Dylan Martinez   -   Copyright  DYLAN MARTINEZ(Reuters)
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(Reuters) – West Ham United midfielder Robert Snodgrass has been charged for allegedly abusing anti-doping officials at the Premier League club’s training ground, the FA said on Monday.

Scotland international Snodgrass, 31, could be banned for one match and fined 8,000 pounds ($10,546.40) if he admits the charge, in line with the FA’s standard penalty guidelines.

“Robert Snodgrass has been charged with a breach of FA Rule E3(1),” the FA said in a statement

“It is alleged the player used abusive and/or insulting words towards UK anti-doping officials who were visiting West Ham United’s training ground on 06 February 2019 to conduct out-of-competition testing.”

Snodgrass, who has scored four goals in all competitions this season, has until March 18 to respond to the charge.

(Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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