Belfast Telegraph

Pearson accepts FA charge

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson has accepted a Football Association charge of using insulting words towards a fan.

The FA has confirmed that the 51-year-old has accepted the charge of using "abusive and/or insulting words towards a spectator" during his side's 3-1 defeat to Liverpool and has requested a personal hearing.

Pearson had refused to apologise to the fan despite a video emerging of the incident and calls from the Leicester City Supporters Club to say sorry.

Pearson said in the wake of the incident: "I have had run-ins with fans in the past and in the heat of the moment these things happen and there won't be any apology."

He added: 'If people were offended by what happened in some ways that is regrettable, but there's no need for me to apologise to someone of that ilk.''

The heat has increased on the Foxes boss following an awful run of results which has seen his side take just two points from their last 11 Barclays Premier League games.

They lie three points adrift at the bottom of the table ahead of a trip to fourth-placed West Ham on Saturday.

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