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Sheffield United forward Sophie Jones charged with racist abuse

Sheffield United FC Women’s player Sophie Jones has today been charged with a breach of FA Rule E3.

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It is alleged that words she used during an FA Women’s Championship fixture against Tottenham Hotspur Ladies on 6 January 2019 breached Rule E3[1] as they were abusive and/or insulting.

It is further alleged that the words constituted an ‘Aggravated Breach’, which is defined in Rule E3[2], as they included reference to ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race.

  • Jones has until 15 February 2019 to respond to the charge.