FA charges West Ham star after alleged abuse of anti-doping officials


The Scotland international has until March 18 to respond to the charge

West Ham winger Robert Snodgrass has been charged by the Football Association after allegedly abusing anti-doping officials.

The Scotland international, 31, was not scheduled to be tested nor did he refuse to take a test when officials visited West Ham’s training ground in February, it is understood.

Snodgrass has been charged by the FA

“Robert Snodgrass has been charged with a breach of FA Rule E3(1),” the FA said in a statement.

“It is alleged the player used abusive and/or insulting words towards UK Anti-Doping officials who were visiting West Ham United’s training ground on 06 February 2019 to conduct out-of-competition testing. He has until 18 March 2019 to respond.”

Snodgrass, signed from Hull for a reported fee of £10.2million in January 2017, has scored four goals in a total of 32 appearances for the Hammers this season.

He played the whole of their 2-0 victory over Newcastle on Saturday and set up the opening goal.



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