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Cardiff's Warnock to contest FA charges over controversial remarks

Cardiff manager Neil Warnock will contest Football Association charges over controversial remarks he made about Premier League officials Credit: PA

Cardiff manager Neil Warnock will contest Football Association charges over controversial remarks he made about Premier League officials.

Warnock was charged following comments he made in interviews immediately after the 2-1 Premier League home defeat to Chelsea on March 31 and in a radio interview the following day.

The 70-year-old called Premier League referees the "worst in the world" and had been given until Tuesday to provide a response.

"I've pleaded not guilty to the charges and I expect to have a hearing sometime this week, I hope," Warnock said at his press conference before the crunch relegation battle at Brighton on Tuesday.

"But it can't come early because we've got a game Tuesday and I've got a funeral on Wednesday up in Chesterfield."