King’s Lynn hit with three charges by Football Association after Southend defeat

King’s Lynn Town have been hit with three FA charges following their clash at Southend United last month.

The first accusation relates to the entourage of a match official after the Shrimpers were handed a controversial late penalty.

Linnets boss Tommy Widdrington has also been charged over his behavior following Southend’s late penalty and the club have requested personal hearings.

Tommy Widdrington, manager of King’s Lynn Town. (54399633)

A message on the FA website confirmed: “Breach of FA Rule E.20.1 – It is alleged that on or about the 91st minute of the match, King’s Lynn Town FC failed to ensured that his players conducted themselves in an orderly manner.

A second message then confirmed Widdrington’s accusations: “Two breaches of FA rule E3.1: 1. It is alleged that, on or about the 91st minute of the match, the participant’s language towards an official match was abusive and/or insulting, and/or inappropriate.

2. It is alleged that, at or around the 91st minute of the match, the Participant towards a Match Official was inappropriate and/or violent.

The Lynn boss remained furious and shown a red card after Southend won the National League clash 2-1 at Roots Hall after Sam Dalby kicked home a stoppage-time kick.

“If I’m to be sent off for throwing a packet of gel at the fourth referee, there’s something wrong with the game,” Widdrington said after the loss.

“He told the ref I threw something at him, but what I threw at him was the packet of gel he was supposed to pick up on the pitch and the Southend guy had left there- low.

“I was frustrated because I thought it was the wrong decision.

“I understand that the job of the fourth official is very difficult. He has me in one ear and Kev in the other at different points in the game.

“But his job is to appease us and if he doesn’t want to, he doesn’t have to talk to us. What he doesn’t do is come back to you and make you argumentative to him, which he did.

The Linnets are back in the National League tomorrow when they host Weymouth at the start of a huge month of games at The Walks.

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