Leicester boss Pearson accepts FA charge

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has accepted an FA charge of using abusive and/or insulting language towards one of the club’s supporters and has requested a personal hearing, the Independent has reported.

The incident took place during a verbal exchange between Pearson and the supporter during the 3-1 defeat to Liverpool at the King Power Stadium on December 2, where the Foxes took the lead through a Simon Mignolet own goal but ended up comfortably on the losing side.

They have lost the two games since then, ensuring that the club are now bottom of the Premier League, having taken only two points from the last 33 available.

Video emerged of the row after the game, with the footage appearing to show Pearson using an expletive towards the supporter. Despite that, the former Hull City boss had no regrets, 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.”

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