A Sunday League player who allegedly shouted antisemitic abuse during a match against Jewish team Manchester Maccabi has been charged by the Football Association.
The under-16s footballer has been charged with “discrimination on the grounds of religion,” while his club Curzon Ashton have also received a charge for a “failure to ensure players/spectators and/or club officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion (aggravated by discrimination).”
A Manchester Maccabi player has also been charged, with discrimination on the grounds of colour or race.
If found guilty, the two boys face an immediate suspension of at least five matches.
Manchester Maccabi manager Anthony Dennison has been charged with “improper conduct including foul and abusive language.”
Mr Dennison removed his team from the pitch with 10 minutes of the match to go after what he called “appalling behaviour” during the Tameside League match, which Curzon Ashton were winning 9-2.
The parties have until October 31 to respond to the charges.