Collymore handed FA misconduct charge

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Troubled Leicester City striker Stan Collymore has been charged with violent misconduct by the Football Association following a scuffle with Paul Gascoigne.

Troubled Leicester City striker Stan Collymore has been charged with violent misconduct by the Football Association following a scuffle with Paul Gascoigne.

Video of the incident allegedly shows Collymore stamping on Gascoigne's thigh after being tackled by the Everton midfielder during a game a week ago.

Collymore then appeared to throw an elbow as his opponent shouted at him.

The charge calls for a minimum three-match suspension and a fine of two week's wages.

He has 14 days to reply to the charge and request a hearing. However, it remains unclear if the controversial player will remain in the English Premier League to receive any punishment.

Collymore, who returned this season after breaking a leg in April, demanded more money and playing time from the Premiership leaders

In the wake of the Everton incident, Leicester management took him off its squad and agreed to Collymore's request to put on him on the transfer list.

Foxes manager Peter Taylor said at the time Collymore told him he wanted to play in continental Europe.

Collymore has made headlines for several incidents during his 11-year career, including charges of assault, an altercation with a girlfriend in a Paris bar, and getting his team thrown out of a training facility after setting off a fire extinguisher inside a bar.

He announced last January that he was seeking counseling for troubles in his private life, and spent two weeks in a clinic receiving treatment for depression.

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