(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 http://www.thefa.com/news/2019/mar/04/snodgrass-charged-040319.
“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)