Bristol City manager Nigel Pearson charged by FA over comments after QPR defeat

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The Football Association has issued a statement

Bristol City manager Nigel Pearson has received an FA charge following comments made following the recent defeat against Queens Park Rangers.

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But Pearson was left fuming by what he saw as a number of contentious decisions that went against his side throughout the game.

The City manager took issue with the non-award of a first-half penalty after a foul on Alex Scott and was annoyed by the decision to give the visitors a late corner that led to their match-winning goal.

Following the game, Pearson said: “We came across a strong team and some dodgy refereeing.

Manager Nigel Pearson was left angry with the officials following Bristol City’s defeat against QPRManager Nigel Pearson was left angry with the officials following Bristol City’s defeat against QPR
Manager Nigel Pearson was left angry with the officials following Bristol City’s defeat against QPR | Getty Images

“We should’ve had another penalty. The decisions were awful and I’ve told him that.

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“I hope the next time we see him he’s on the park because that’s where he should be.

“How the assistant didn’t see it (the foul on Scott).

“Look, we had it all on playing against 11 when we had 10 but the decisions just continued to be awful. It was a terrible performance by them.

Andy King leaves the pitch after being shown a red card during the defeat to QPRAndy King leaves the pitch after being shown a red card during the defeat to QPR
Andy King leaves the pitch after being shown a red card during the defeat to QPR | Getty Images

“I’m not someone who moans a lot but let me tell you, that was awful today, and I told him as well.”

The Football Association released a statement confirming Pearson had been charged on Wednesday.

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It read: “It is alleged that comments made during his post-match interview were improper and/or insulting and/or bring the game into disrepute.

“He has until Friday 14 January 2022 to provide a response.”

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