Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson charged by the FA following verbal assault towards a supporter

After using foul and abusive language at a Leicester City fan, manager Nigel Pearson has been charged by the Football Association, reports BBC Sport.

Pearson was alleged to have told a supporter to “f*** off and die,” and the FA’s official statement said the City boss “used abusive and/or insulting words towards a spectator” which is what he has been charged for.

Following the incident, Pearson said: “I’ve had run-ins with fans in the past and sometimes, in the heat of the moment, these things happen. But there certainly won’t be any apology, let’s put it like that.”

Supporters’ groups have called for the City boss to issue an apology to draw a line under the incident, but the 51-year-old has no intention to do so, which could alienate him from the fans even more.

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