Sheffield and Hallamshire FA chairman charged over ‘abusive’ comments allegedly shared online?

The chairman of Sheffield and Hallamshire FA has been charged by the national governing body for allegedly sharing ‘abusive’ comments on social media.

Thursday, 14th February 2019, 8:09 pm
Updated Thursday, 14th February 2019, 8:12 pm

Brian Jones has voluntarily resigned from his role on The FA Council and The FA Judicial Panel.

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The Star understands he has also temporarily stepped down from his role at Sheffield and Hallamshire FA but this has not yet been confirmed.  

The FA did not give specific details about the nature of the allegations against Mr Jones. 

But in a statement. the football governing body said: “Brian Jones has been charged with a breach of FA Rule E3.

“It is alleged that comments he shared on social media breached Rule E3[1] as they were abusive and/or insulting and/or improper and/or brought the game into disrepute.

“It is further alleged that the words constituted an ‘Aggravated Breach’, which is defined in Rule E3[2], as they included reference to ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race.

“Mr Jones has voluntarily stepped down from his role on The FA Council and The FA Judicial Panel.”  

The Star has contacted Sheffield and Hallamshire FA for comment and we are waiting for a reply.