Former Wales international Ashely Williams faces an FA hearing for alleged ‘misconduct’ towards the opposition coach during a youth football match


Former Wales international footballer Ashley Williams is facing a disciplinary hearing for his alleged behavior at a youth football match, the Manchester Football Association has told CNN.

According to the BBC, Williams, who played for Everton and Swansea City in the Premier League and made 86 appearances for Wales, has been accused of clashing with an opposition manager in an undergraduate football match. of 12 involving his son in Manchester.

« Following an investigation, Mr Williams has been charged by the Manchester FA with an alleged breach of FA Rule E3 – Misconduct (including violent conduct and threatening language/behaviour and/or abusive),” the Manchester FA said in a statement.

He added that Williams responded to the accusation by requesting a personal hearing.

CNN has contacted Williams’ representatives for comment and has not received a response, but a spokesperson for the 38-year-old told the Daily Mail: « Ashley had been attacked and was defending herself.

« We have 45 witnesses – including people associated with both teams who were about to use the pitch – who will support our version of events and we will vigorously defend Ashley. »

The conduct charge comes months after Williams was disciplined by the Manchester FA for alleged misconduct towards a match official in another Under-12 game in which he was assistant manager, according to documents from hearing published by the Manchester FA.

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Williams was accused of « blocking the body » of the match referee, trying to snatch a red card from his hand and using « foul and aggressive language » towards the official.

At a non-personal hearing, the former defender pleaded guilty to FA misconduct charges and was suspended from all footballing activity for 182 days from February 25, fined £100 (approximately £112 $) and instructed to complete a face-to-face training course. .

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