English Premiership

FA charge Hull's Hernandez

2015-05-26 15:36
Abel Hernandez (Getty Images)

London - Hull City forward Abel Hernandez has been charged with violent conduct after allegedly punching Manchester United defender Phil Jones, the Football Association have announced on Tuesday.

Uruguay international Hernandez, 24, appeared to swing his fist into Jones's midriff as they jostled at a corner during the 0-0 draw between the sides on Sunday that saw Hull relegated from the Premier League.

As the incident was not seen by any of the match officials at the KC Stadium, it has been referred to a panel of former referees.

"Abel Hernandez has been charged for an alleged act of violent conduct which was not seen by the match officials, but caught on video," the FA said in a statement on its website.

"Each panel member will review the video footage independently of one another to determine whether they consider it a sending-off offence. For retrospective action to be taken, the decision by the panel must be unanimous."

Hernandez, who faces a three-game ban if found guilty, has until 19:00 (SA time) on Wednesday to respond to the charge.

Hernandez joined Hull from Palermo in a club-record £9.5 million deal last year, but he struggled in his maiden season in England, scoring only four goals in 26 appearances.


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