Peter Beardsley suspended from all football activity for 32 weeks

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Peter Beardsley has been found guilty of using racist and abusive language to U23 players


Peter Beardsley suspended from football for over seven months after being found guilty by FA of using racist and abusive language towards Newcastle United U23s players

Peter Beardsley has been suspended from all football activity for 32 weeks after being found guilty on three counts of using racist and abusive language towards Newcastle United Under-23s players.

An FA statement read: ‘An independent Regulatory Commission has suspended Peter Beardsley from all football and football-related activity for a period of 32 weeks until 29 April 2020.

‘The Football Association [The FA] charged Mr Beardsley with three breaches of FA Rule E3 following the conclusion of initial disciplinary proceedings by Newcastle United FC into allegations of misconduct.

Peter Beardsley has been found guilty of using racist and abusive language to U23 players

‘The FA alleged that Mr Beardsley used abusive and/or insulting words, which were contrary to FA Rule E3(1) and constituted an ‘Aggravated Breach’ under FA Rule E3(2) due to reference of ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race and/or nationality, while employed as a coach of the club’s Under-23s team.

‘All three breaches of FA Rule E3 were denied but subsequently found proven based upon the results and findings of Newcastle United FC’s disciplinary proceedings.

‘Mr Beardsley has also been ordered to complete a face-to-face education course.’

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