Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Colley Is Charged by FA for Incident

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Colley Is Charged by FA for Incident

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THE FA has charged Karl Colley with improper conduct after his infamous confrontation with a fan at the weekend.

Thirty-year-old Colley was dubbed 'Goole's Cantona' when on Saturday, 19 years on from Eric Cantona's kung-fu kick at a Crystal Palace fan, he entered the stand to confront a Coalville Town supporter after being sent off.

Evo-Stik South side Goole sacked the defender straight after the game and now the FA has decided to take action.

A brief statement from the FA announced that Colley, an ex-Newcastle youth player, would have seven days to respond.

The FA statement said: "Karl Colley has been charged for improper conduct in relation to his behaviour in or around the 54th minute of the match between Goole and Coalville Town.

"The incident, which followed the former Goole player's dismissal during the game, fell outside the jurisdiction of the match officials. Colley has until February 5 to respond."

Video footage of the incident, which happened after Colley saw red for a lunge on Cameron Stuart, immediately went viral on the internet. …

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