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Gray requests FA hearing over homophobic tweets

Andre Gray (Getty Images)
Andre Gray (Getty Images)
Cape Town - Burnley have revealed that striker Andre Gray has requested a personal hearing with the Football Association following a misconduct charge.

Gray was charged by the FA over homophobic comments he made on social media while still a Hinckley United a number of years ago.

The player was quick to apologise for his comments when they recently resurfaced, insisting he was a different person to the one that had posted the remarks.

A statement from the club read: "Andre Gray has requested a personal hearing to answer Football Association charges relating to historical posts made on social media.

"The player had until 6pm today (Monday) to answer charges of comments deemed to be 'abusive and/or insulting and/or improper and/or bringing the game into disrepute' contrary to FA Rule E3(1).

"It is further alleged that these breaches, which relate to posts made between January 9, 2012 and March 11, 2012, included reference to an 'aggravating factor', namely sexual orientation and/or gender and/or colour and/or race contrary to FA Rule E3(2).

"A date for the hearing has not yet been determined."
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