Sunderland boss David Moyes has been charged by the FA over the comments he made to a female reporter in March.
The former Manchester United boss was caught on film telling BBC reporter Vicki Sparks that he might “slap” her if she asked questions he deemed to be too probing in their next interview.
An FA statement read: “It is alleged the Sunderland manager’s remarks were improper and/or threatening and/or brought the game into disrepute, contrary to FA Rule E3(1).
“He has until 6pm on May 3 2017 to reply to the charge.”
Speaking to Sparks after her interview concluded, following the scoreless draw, Moyes said: “It was getting a wee bit naughty at the end there so just watch yourself. You still might get a slap, even though you’re a woman.
“Careful the next time you come in.”
The FA charge is just the latest headache for the Sunderland boss, whose side appear destined for the Championship next season as they lie 12 points short of safety with only six matches remaining.
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