Moyes accepts FA charge

first_img Moyes will now face a fine or a warning following a disciplinary hearing, which will take place in due course and he has chosen not to attend. The Scot was charged after speaking out in the aftermath of his side’s Capital One Cup semi-final first leg loss at Sunderland last week. He had said United “were playing referees as well as the opposition” after a number of decisions went against his side in the 2-1 defeat at the Stadium of Light. Moyes suggested his side had endured a run of bad decisions, a situation he described as “terrible” and that they were “actually beginning to laugh” at. At Sunderland, Moyes was particularly irritated by referee Andre Marriner’s award of a free-kick – which United failed to defend and from which they conceded an own goal – and what proved the match-winning penalty to Sunderland. The FA charged Moyes on the grounds that his remarks “allegedly called into question the integrity of the match officials appointed to that fixture and/or appointed to Manchester United fixtures generally, and/or implied that such match officials are motivated by bias; and/or brought the game into disrepute, in contravention of Rule E3(1).” The matter comes a week after Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was fined £8,000 by the FA for questioning the appointment of referee Lee Mason to his side’s Boxing Day game at Manchester City. Manchester United manager David Moyes has accepted a charge of misconduct following comments about match officials, the Football Association has confirmed.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Smarkets enters horseracing sponsorship

first_img Related Articles Share StumbleUpon Bakhshi and Shaddick launch ‘Art of the Possible’ podcast tracking US 2020 developments August 10, 2020 London headquartered Smarkets has agreed a horseracing sponsorship deal for the very first time, as revealed in The Racing Post.The betting exchange has entered the agreement with The Jockey Club, covering 35 fixtures throughout 2018, beginning at Wincanton this coming Saturday (January 6).Covering 11 of The Jockey Club’s 15 strong racecourse portfolio, including Aintree, Epsom, Haydock and Sandown, the deal spans over ten per cent of its 348 meeting scheduled to take place this year.In total Smarkets, who were recently chief sponsor of Queens Park Rangers, will be sponsoring 240 races, including the Rose of Lancaster Stakes at Haydock in August.Jason Trost, Chief executive, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with the Jockey Club and to be integrating our industry-leading betting exchange into the live horseracing experience.“The breadth of Jockey Club race days Smarkets will be sponsoring this year is a clear indication of our commitment to the sport, which is one of the most popular on our platform.”This news follows on from The Jockey Club’s announcement towards the end of 2017, that it is set to commit record prize money contributions for this year.A £4.2m increase sees Jockey Club Racecourses (JCR) contribute £27.1 million to prize money from its own resources,  subject to abandonments and spread across all levels of the sport. Submit Share Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020 Smarkets gains green light to enter Swedish market July 28, 2020last_img read more