Clarets striker Gray requests personal hearing on FA charge

Andre Gray has requested a personal hearing to answer Football Association charges relating to historical posts made on social media.
Charged: Andre GrayCharged: Andre Gray
Charged: Andre Gray

The player had until 6pm today to answer charges of comments deemed to be "abusive and/or insulting and/or improper and/or bringing the game into disrepute" contrary to FA Rule E3(1).

It is further alleged that these breaches, which relate to posts made between 9 January, 2012 and 11 March, 2012, included reference to an “aggravating factor”, namely, sexual orientation and/or gender and/or colour and/or race contrary to FA Rule E3(2).

A date for the hearing has not yet been determined.