FA charges Wigan athletic chairman for newspaper comments
Wigan chairman Dave Whelan has been charged by the Football Association over comments he made about Jewish and Chinese people in an interview.
Whelan, 77, has apologised for the comments and has until 18:00 GMT on 5 December to respond to the FA charge.
It is alleged his original statements were “abusive and/or insulting and/or constitute improper conduct and/or bring the game into disrepute”.
Whelan has also insisted that he was misquoted in the newspaper interview.
He has previously said he will resign from his position at the Latics if the FA punishes him for the controversy.
Whelan made the comments to The Guardian while defending his decision to appoint Malky Mackay as Wigan manager, who is still being investigated by the FA over claims the Scot sent texts of a homophobic, racist and sexist nature while in charge at Cardiff.
The charge includes an alleged “aggravated breach” of FA Rule E3  as Whelan’s comments included “a reference to ethnic origin and/or race and/or nationality and/or religion or belief”.
From BBC Sport