Nigel Pearson: Leicester City manager accepts charge of using abusive/insulting language to fan

Pearson appeared to tell a fan to 'f*** off' during defeat to Liverpool

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Nigel Pearson has accepted a charge of using abusive and/or insulting language towards a Leicester City supporter, the Football Association have confirmed.

Video emerged during the defeat to Liverpool on 2 December that appeared to show Pearson telling a fan to "f*** off and die", although the sound is muffled. The supporter can be heard calling Pearson a "t***".

Pearson requested a personal hearing with the FA.

Speaking after the 3-1 defeat at the King Power Stadium, Pearson refused to apologise saying: "I replied to one idiot in the stands and if he doesn't like what he sees, then don't bother coming.


"Maybe they ought to think about staying at home, we need support, their support. We've worked hard tonight and will continue to do so."

Leicester have taken just two points in their last 11 matches since beating Manchester United in September and are currently bottom of the Premier League, three points below Hull City.