English Premiership

Bellamy charged by FA

2014-02-10 21:22
Craig Bellamy (Getty Images)

London - Craig Bellamy was charged with violent conduct by the Football Association on Monday following the Cardiff forward's clash with Swansea midfielder Jonathan de Guzman in last weekend's south Wales derby.

Bellamy appeared to catch de Guzman with his arm during the second half of Swansea's 3-0 victory at their Liberty Stadium ground on Saturday.

The incident was not seen by referee Andre Marriner and his linesmen, with an FA statement on Monday saying: "Cardiff City's Craig Bellamy has been charged by the FA for violent conduct following an incident which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video."

Bellamy has until 1800GMT Tuesday to respond to the charge.

If the former Wales striker accepts the charge, he will receive a three-game ban that would mean he missed Tuesday's Premier League game against Aston Villa, the FA Cup tie with Wigan and a further league match against Hull.

Prior to Monday's announcement by the FA, Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said there was no need for any action to be taken against his player.

"For me it was absolutely nothing. If that was me going down like that, my Dad would have had something to say," the former Manchester United and Norway striker said.

"But then again you can look at (Angel) Rangel when he kicks (Wilfried) Zaha in the first half. Nothing is mentioned about that. But that's just football.

"The referee saw it, they just ran into each other. I have spoken to Craig, we speak about loads of things and it is just one of those things when you run into each other. No problem."

However, Swansea coach Garry Monk insisted after the match: "I don't think Jonathan made too much of it. He took a blow to the back of the head. I think it's off the mark to say he made a meal out of it.

"He's happy and he didn't complain to me about anything."

NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
19 April 2014
Tottenham Hotspur v Fulham, White Hart Lane 13:45
West Ham United v Crystal Palace, Boleyn Ground 16:00
Cardiff City v Stoke City, Cardiff City Stadium 16:00
Newcastle United v Swansea City, St. James' Park 16:00
Aston Villa v Southampton, Villa Park 16:00
Chelsea v Sunderland, Stamford Bridge 18:30
20 April 2014
Norwich City v Liverpool, Carrow Road 13:00
Hull City v Arsenal, The KC Stadium 15:05
Everton v Manchester United, Goodison Park 17:10
21 April 2014
Manchester City v West Bromwich Albion, Etihad Stadium 21:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Which team do you think will win the English Premiership?

 
 
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured Blog

The stock of Bulls and Sharks 2014 Super Rugby jerseys are slowly becoming available after the festive season break, writes blogger Baylion.

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

TV schedule Plan your couch time with our searchable sport TV guide

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.