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FA WITHDRAWS CHARGE AGAINST NICKY COWLEY

24 April 2020

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Evidence clears Town’s Assistant Manager of charge

- Football Association drops charge against Nicky Cowley
- Video evidence provided by Town clears up incident
- Charge was initially made after Nottingham Forest game

Huddersfield Town has today received confirmation that the Football Association has withdrawn its charge against Assistant Manager Nicky Cowley.

Nicky had been charged with an aggravated breach of FA Rule E3 following the Sky Bet Championship win over Nottingham Forest at the John Smith’s Stadium in December 2019, when he was accused of using abusive words towards a member of the Forest coaching staff that made reference to nationality.

Nicky strenuously denied the charge immediately and, with the full support of the Club and Nick De Marco QC, video evidence was found of the alleged incident clearly showing that Nicky made no reference to nationality. This was immediately submitted to the FA.

The FA has notified the Club this morning (Friday 24 April 2020) that it has reviewed the submitted material and decided to withdraw proceedings against Nicky.

Both Nicky and the Club are happy that this matter is now closed, and that Nicky has been cleared of any suggestion of discriminatory behaviour, which is a very serious allegation.

We would also like to place our thanks on record to Nick De Marco QC for his assistance and expertise in this matter.

 


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