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Morgan hit by FA charge

04 Jan 2007 - 07:34:20

Sheffield United captain Chris Morgan has been hit by a Football Association charge of violent conduct relating to an incident in the Blades' clash with Arsenal last weekend.

Defender Morgan appeared to striker Arsenal striker Robin van Persie out of sight of referee Alan Wiley and has until 1800 on Thursday to respond to the charge.

"It is most likely that Chris will appeal against this decision with the support of the club," United chairman Terry Robinson told the club's official website.

"The incident was seen by many in the ground and on television but in comparison with the incidents in our recent games against Aston Villa and Wigan was relatively trivial.

"The club will re-assess the video and make a final decision on Thursday.

"Whilst Sheffield United do no condone this sort of behaviour, we cannot reconcile this incident with violent conduct."

Last month, Morgan was on the receiving end of a blow from Lee McCulloch which led to the Wigan Athletic forward receiving a three-match ban.

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