FA slap Leeds boss with charge after Millwall match

15:04 20 November 2012

Leeds United manager Neil Warnock during the Championship defeat at the New Den. Photo credit: Nigel French/PA Wire

Leeds United manager Neil Warnock during the Championship defeat at the New Den. Photo credit: Nigel French/PA Wire

Leeds United manager Neil Warnock has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association after the 1-0 defeat at Millwall on Sunday.

Warnock hit out at referee Mark Halsey in his post-match comments after the official dismissed Luke Varney at The Den.

Varney was sent off just three minutes into the second half for an apparent elbow on Adam Smith.

Warnock said: “The amount of effort that’s gone into the game and we’re talking about a refereeing decision - it’s scandalous. When you watch the sending-off again, we don’t have thousands of Millwall fans screaming at us. It’s not caught him where he’s holding when he’s gone down.

“Referees aren’t as consistent - they’ve gone backwards, I think. I didn’t think someone of Mark Halsey’s quality and experience would have gone straight for his red card, and I think he’ll be disappointed when he sees it, but that will do us no good.”

A statement on the FA’s website read: “Leeds United manager Neil Warnock has been charged by the FA for an alleged breach of Rule E3.

“The charge is in relation to improper conduct following his side’s game at Millwall on 18 November 2012.”

The 63-year-old has until 4pm on Friday to respond to the charge.

Related articles

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
2 3 4 5 6

Latest Millwall news

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal looks dejected after the second Dinamo Zagreb goal  (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Depression and mental health problems in football are widespread with more than a third of players reporting symptoms, according to new research.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Alexis Sanchez

Can Chelsea back it six points from six in Portugal? Will Brentford’s new boss make the perfect start? And can Fulham and Arsenal build on their thumping victories? We’ve put together a coupon for Tuesday night.

Sunday, September 20, 2015
West Ham goalscorer Victor Moses holds off Manchester City's Raheem Sterling at the Etihad Stadium (pic: Martin Rickett/PA)

The transfer window already seems so long ago, but it was only a few short weeks.

Sunday, September 13, 2015
Petr Cech of Arsenal  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Test your knowledge of this season’s new arrivals with our 2015 transfer window quiz.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Pedro of Chelsea has quickly adapted to Premier League football having left Barcelona. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

The summer transfer window already seems like a distant memory but were you paying attention?

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Line-Up Events


You'll be stocked up on toiletries  for a while!

Cosmetics, toiletries, vitamins and more.

Read more
You could be splashing the cash at Topshop!

Just imagine what you could do with £1,000 to spend at Topshop.

Read more

Latest Tech News