Magpies await Emre date
By Tom Adams
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Newcastle midfielder Emre is still waiting for the date of his FA personal hearing.
Newcastle United have confirmed that Emre is still awaiting a date for a Football Association personal hearing where he will defend himself against accusations of racial abuse.
The Magpies midfielder has been charged with using racially-aggravated and/or insulting words during Newcastle's defeat at the hands of Everton on 30th December.
Emre allegedly used racist language when clashing with Everton players Tim Howard, Joleon Lescott and Joseph Yobo and has requested a personal hearing in order to put his case across to English football's governing body.
The FA are also investigating claims of a second incident involving Emre and Bolton's El Hadji Diouf, whilst reports in Saturday's newspapers claim that the Turkey international has also been accused of racially abusing Watford midfielder Alhassan Bangura.
However, Newcastle have only received correspondence regarding the Everton charge and are now waiting for a date to be set for a personal hearing.
"Emre is still awaiting a date for his personal hearing where he intends to deny the charges brought against him and it would be inappropriate to make any further comment at this stage," read a club statement.
"We have not received any communication regarding any other allegations."