Stoke City to appeal 'vigorously' after Charlie Adam is charged by FA for clash with Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud
The Stoke midfielder appeared to stand on the French forward
Monday 03 March 2014
Stoke midfielder Charlie Adam has been charged by the Football Association with violent conduct following an incident involving Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud.
Adam appeared to stand on Giroud in the second half of the Potters' 1-0 Barclays Premier League victory over the Gunners at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday, something not seen at the time by referee Mike Jones and his fellow match officials.
Adam has until 6pm on Tuesday to respond to the charge.
The FA statement read: "The incident, which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video, occurred during the fixture between the two sides at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday 1 March 2014.
"Under a new pilot project in Premier League matches this season, if an incident has not been seen by the match officials, a three-man panel of former elite referees will be asked by The FA to review it and advise what, if any action, they believe the match referee should have taken had it been witnessed at the time.
"For an FA charge to follow, all three panel members must agree it is a sending-off offence.
"In this instance, the panel were of the unanimous decision that it was an act of violent conduct."
Stoke reacted to the FA's announcement by issuing a statement stressing Adam's intention to "appeal vigorously".
It said: "The club have learnt within the last hour that the FA has chosen to charge Charlie Adam.
"Charlie and the club are surprised and disappointed to learn of this and will appeal vigorously against the decision."
Latest in Sport
Arsenal vs Besiktas: Seven reasons why Arsenal could suffer a Champions League upset
Manchester United transfer news: Is Angel Di Maria really worth £59.7m?
MK Dons vs Manchester United League Cup match report: Louis van Gaal is humiliated after Jonny Evans' error sparks drubbing
Fernando Torres: Chelsea striker insisting on permanent AC Milan deal - reports
Angel Di Maria to Manchester United: Winger was once sold for 35 footballs - now it's £60m
- 1 Rice Bucket Challenge: India's take on the Ice Bucket Challenge 'for Indian needs'
- 2 Pamela Anderson rejects ice bucket challenge because of ALS experiments on animals: 'Mice had holes drilled into their skulls'
- 3 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 4 Rubble Bucket Challenge: Ice Bucket Challenge adapted in solidarity with Gazans whose homes have been destroyed in conflict
- 5 Teenager dies after suspected ice bucket challenge goes horribly wrong
Exclusive: We share blame for creating 'jihad generation', says Muslim strategist
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
Jeremy Clarkson is a cultural tumour and needs to be removed, says comedian Frankie Boyle
Air strikes? Talk of God? Barack Obama is following the jihadists’ script after James Foley beheading