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King's Lynn hit by three charges by the Football Association after Southend defeat





King's Lynn Town have been hit by three FA charges following their clash at Southend United last month.

The first charge focuses on the surrounding of a match official after the Shrimpers were awarded a controversial late penalty.

Linnets boss Tommy Widdrington also been charged for his behaviour in the aftermath of Southend's late penalty award and the club have requested personal hearings.

King's Lynn Town manager Tommy Widdrington. (54399633)
King's Lynn Town manager Tommy Widdrington. (54399633)

A post on the FA website confirmed: “Breach of FA Rule E.20.1 - It is alleged that in or around the 91st minute of the fixture, King’s Lynn Town FC failed to ensure that its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.

A second post then confirmed Widdrington’s charges: "Two breaches of FA Rule E3.1: 1. It is alleged that, in or around the 91st minute of the fixture, the Participant’s language towards a Match Official was abusive, and/or insulting, and/or improper.

2. It is alleged that, in or around the 91st minute of the fixture, the Participant’s towards a Match Official was improper and/or violent.”

Lynn's boss was left incensed and was shown a red card after Southend won the National League clash 2-1 at Roots Hall after Sam Dalby fired home an injury time spot-kick.

“If I’m going to get sent off for flicking a gel packet at the fourth official there’s something gone blatantly wrong with the game,” Widdrington said after the defeat.

“He said to the ref I had thrown something at him but what I threw at him was the gel packet he was supposed to pick up off the pitch which the Southend lad had left on there.

“I was frustrated because I thought it was the wrong decision.

“The fourth official’s job I understand is very difficult. He has me in one ear and Kev in the other at different times of the game.

“But his job is to appease us and if he doesn’t want to then he doesn’t have to talk to us. What he doesn’t do is come back at you and make you argumentative towards him, that’s what he did.”

The Linnets are back in National League action tomorrow when they host Weymouth at the start of a huge month of games at The Walks.



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