Kinnear hit by FA charge

Image: Kinnear: FA charge

Newcastle United's acting manager Joe Kinnear has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association.

Kinnear could face rap for Mickey Mouse jibe

Newcastle United's acting manager Joe Kinnear has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association. The charge follows remarks made by Kinnear following Newcastle's 2-1 defeat at Fulham on 9th November when he described the performance of referee Martin Atkinson as "Mickey Mouse." Kinnear also described a decision by Atkinson to turn down a penalty appeal from Newcastle as "diabolical." The FA subsequently asked Kinnear to explain his remarks and have now charged the United boss with improper conduct. He has until 12th December to respond.

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