By 90Min
March 04, 2019

West Ham midfielder Robert Snodgrass has been charged with the FA for an incident involving an anti-doping official at West Ham's training ground in February. 

The FA claim that the 30-year-old used 'abusive language' towards the official, who was present to conduct routine out-of-competition testing, and has been charged with a breach of FA Rule E3(1).

An FA statement reads: "Robert Snodgrass has been charged with a breach of FA Rule E3(1).


"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. 

"He has until 18 March 2019 to respond."

It's unclear whether the Scotland winger will face a ban - news on that will likely come after a disciplinary hearing after he responds to the allegations - but that will certainly be a concern for West Ham fans due to his up-turn in form in recent weeks. 

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Snodgrass has emerged from the cold to become an important player for the Irons, who are challenging for seventh place and the accompanying probability of European football. 


They beat Newcastle 2-0 on Saturday evening to that end, with Snodgrass playing 90 minutes, and travel to face struggling Cardiff this weekend as they look to build on the result.

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