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FA charges Yann Songo’o for alleged homophobic remarks

Wed 10 February 2021 | 18:34

Football Association has charged Yann Songo'o for reportedly making homophobic remarks.

Morecambe

midfielder

Yann Songo'o

has been dismissed by referee

Paul Howard

during his side’s clash against

Tranmere

in the Sky Bet League Two. The Football Association started to look into the incident when it was reported that the 29-year-old has used a homophobic slur.

The FA stated: "

Morecambe FC's Yann Songo'o has been charged with an "aggravated breach" of FA Rule E3 following their EFL League Two fixture against Tranmere Rovers FC on Saturday, January 30, 2021.

"It is alleged that the midfielder used abusive and/or insulting language towards an opponent during the 45th minute of the fixture, which is contrary to FA Rule E3.1, and that this constitutes an "aggravated breach", as defined in FA Rule E3.2, because the language included a reference to sexual orientation.

"Yann Songo'o has until Wednesday, February 24, 2021 to provide a response."

Morecambe have also stated that they “

abhor abuse of any sort, be it be on the grounds of race, colour, religion, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, age, disability or sexual orientation".

The club revealed that they will release another statement when the referee reports his final decision.

Kick It Out also added: "

There is no place for homophobic language in football. It is damaging and hurtful. As role models, players in particular should be mindful of the impact of their words."


source: SportMob

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