Newcastle's Jonjo Shelvey charged by FA with misconduct

Jonjo Shelvey of Newcastle United  controls the ball during the EFL Cup Fourth Round match between Newcastle United and Preston
Image: Newcastle's Jonjo Shelvey is facing an FA misconduct charge

The Football Association has charged Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey for allegedly using racially aggravated language towards a Wolves player two months ago.

Shelvey has until November 16 to answer the charge, which stems from their Sky Bet Championship clash on September 17, a game Rafa Benitez's side lost 2-0 at St James' Park.

An FA statement read: "It is alleged that in or around the 87th minute of the fixture, he used abusive and/or insulting words towards a Wolves player.

"It is further alleged that this breach of Rule E3(1) is an 'Aggravated Breach' as defined in Rule E3(2), as it included reference to ethnic origin and/or race and/or nationality."

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The charge comes after a lengthy investigation into the incident and, should Shelvey accept it, he would face a minimum five-match ban.

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Should he reject the charge, Shelvey would have to go before an Independent Commission to determine whether he is guilty.

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