Defender charged by FA.
Liam Cooper has been charged with alleged violent conduct following the Leeds United versus Reading game on Saturday [1 April 2017].
The player was involved in an incident in or around the 74th minute which was not seen by the match officials at the time but caught on video.
Furthermore, The FA has submitted a claim that the standard punishment that would otherwise apply for the misconduct committed by the Leeds defender is ‘clearly insufficient’.
He has until 6pm today [Tuesday 4 April 2017] to reply to the charge.
Off the ball incidents which are not seen at the time by the match officials are referred to a panel of three former elite referees.
Each referee panel member will review the video footage independently of one another to determine whether they consider it a sending-off offence. For retrospective action to be taken, and an FA charge to follow, the decision of the panel must be unanimous.