Snodgrass Contests Verbal Abuse Charge

March 22, 2019

West Ham midfielder, Robert Snodgrass, is contesting an FA charge of verbally abusing UK anti-doping officials at the club’s training ground in February.

The 31-year-old allegedly used insulting and abusive language towards the officials who were visiting on 6 February to conduct out-of-competition testing.

The Scottish footballer was not tested nor did he refuse to take a test, as he was not on the list of players selected at random. He was merely in attendance, as the officials tested a group of other players.

Snodgrass, who faces a one-match ban and £8 000 fine if found guilty, denies any wrongdoing, and has requested a personal hearing.

Snodgrass has been a first-team regular for West Ham this season under Manuel Pellegrini having spent last season on loan at Aston Villa.