SUNDERLAND boss David Moyes has been charged by the FA over ‘sexist’ comments made to reporter Vicki Sparks.
The Black Cats boss’ remark deemed to be ‘improper/threatening and/or bringing the game into disrepute’ according to statement.
Moyes had said to Sparks – after a question he considered cheeky – that she “might get a slap even though you’re a woman” and to be more “careful” next time.
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An FA statement read: “It’s alleged the Sunderland manager’s remarks were improper/threatening and/or brought the game into disrepute.”
On his comments, Moyes had claimed: “It was in the heat of the moment.
"I deeply regret the comments I made.
"That's certainly not the person I am. I've accepted the mistake. I spoke to the BBC reporter, who accepted my apology."
A spokesperson for Sparks replied: "Mr Moyes has apologised to our reporter and she has accepted his apology."
However, shadow sports minister Dr Rosena Allin-Khan demanded the FA take the comments seriously.
She said: "This is disgraceful. Moyes cannot get away with these sexist threats - the FA must take action immediately."
Moyes now has until 6pm on Wednesday May 3 to respond to the charge.