Sheffield Wednesday: Dave says FA charge is wrong

Date awaited: Dave Jones has asked for a personal hearing to state his case
Date awaited: Dave Jones has asked for a personal hearing to state his case
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DAVE Jones insists that the FA have “got it wrong” in charging him with misconduct and that is why he is contesting the accusation levelled at him.

The Owls boss thinks that he does not deserve a touchline ban or a fine over his sending-off at Hillsborough after an incident involving Brighton coach Charlie Oatway.

“I think it’s wrong, what they have charged me with, and will fight that,” he said.

“The referee defused it a bit with probably the right decision; but that only defuses it a bit on the day. That doesn’t mean they then continue it.

“I’ll be fighting it and putting my case when they call me.

“What will it probably be - a ban to the stand, which I don’t really want? And I don’t want a fine either. I’m going to fight it because I think they’ve got it wrong.

“If I’d thought they’d got it right, I’d just accept it. What they’ve said, I can’t accept.”

He refused to give details and will wait for the personal hearing he has requested.

“When I get to speak to the hearing, I’ll put my case forward,” he said. “I don’t want to hinder that in any way.

“I’ve got past history of knowing the law of the land; basically best say nothing until you get there, then you can put your case forward.”

The Owls boss added: “I don’t want to be banned. I don’t see why I should be. Far worse things have gone on in football and nothing has happened.”

Oatway is expected to contest his FA charge.