Cape Town - The
Football Association has asked Sunderland boss David Moyes to explain
the comments he made to a female reporter in a post-match interview last
Moyes was asked by BBC reporter Vicki Sparks after the goalless draw
with Burnley whether the presence of Black Cats owner Ellis Short at the
game had put him under increasing pressure.
"No, none at all," the Scot responded, and thinking the interview was
over, he added: "You were just getting a wee bit naughty at the end
there, so just watch yourself. You still might get a slap, even though
you're a woman. Careful the next time you come in."
Moyes admitted in a press conference on Monday that he 'deeply
regrets' the remarks and said he had apologised to both Sparks and the
BBC, which was "accepted graciously" by both parties.
"It was in the heat of the moment. I deeply regret the comments I made," he told the press.
"That's certainly not the person I am. I've accepted the mistake. I spoke to the BBC reporter, who accepted my apology."
Moyes has drawn criticism from several quarters, and the FA are
requesting an explanation for his conduct at the end of the interview.