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An Arsenal academy coach has been banned and fined for ‘abhorrent’ behaviour towards a teenage girl refereeing an Under-9s match.

Posted June 17, 2019

” An Arsenal academy coach has been banned and fined for ‘abhorrent’ behaviour towards a teenage girl refereeing an Under-9s match. Alex Nichols reduced the female, described as a ‘minor’ in the disciplinary commission’s findings, to tears by shouting at her during a match between Arsenal and Reading involving eight and nine-year-old boys.

Arsenal.com 1 Mr Nichols was Under-9s coach at the time of the incident but has since changed jobs /**/ /**/ Here’s how the opening weekend of the Premier League will get under way for the 2019/20 season Mr Nichols also called the referee a ‘little prick’ after she refused to shake his hand at the end of the match. He was found guilty of one charge of improper conduct but cleared of using abusive words after the game at an initial hearing.

However, a second hearing took place after a Football Association appeal, with Mr Nichols then found guilty of both offences. He has been suspended for three matches and also fined ?400. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS gossip Man United news live: Dutch ace wanted as new right-back, West Ham star on radar gossip Liverpool news live: Salah ‘rejects ?150million exit’, Ajax set Ziyech price latest Man United target Dutch defender, Spurs to sell Rose and sign Sessegnon review Women’s World Cup: Netherlands breeze past Cameroon, Canada beat hapless New Zealand gesture Amazing reason Marta pointed to her boots after scoring opener for Brazil royal return AC Milan appoint club legends Boban and Maldini in new roles at the club ‘i was fed up’ The reason why Chelsea midfielder Jorginho nearly quit football latest Arsenal transfer news live: Top target ‘not for sale’, Ziyech to cost just ?30m GOING NOWHERE Bournemouth send firm response to Arsenal over Ryan Fraser interest London bound?https://1xbet.footballresultstoday.org/

Arsenal target Dennis Praet agent confirms interest in player CLINICAL Miedema nets brace to become Netherlands’ record scorer in Cameroon win STAYING PUT Gonzalo Higuain will see out his contract at Juventus, agent confirms The findings say: “Following a collision of two players, Mr Nichols screamed at the top of his voice, ‘Ref that’s a penalty’. “The referee was confident it was not, however Mr Nichols continued to question her decision, shouting and screaming at her and running down the sideline, leaving the referee feeling humiliated, belittled and bullied. “She asked him to go away. He responded that he was not going anywhere. “He shouted other derogatory comments, such as, ‘Oh my god’, ‘Are you having a laugh?’ and continued to challenge every decision she made.” Evidence from the referee highlighted her refusal to shake Mr Nichols’ hand at the end of the match due to his actions.

The findings continue: “He then muttered, ‘How classy, little prick.’ She states that later, after his team had finished playing outside, he came to apologise to her but she declined his apology.” LIVE ON talkSPORT talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2…

Japan vs Scotland (Friday, 2pm) – talkSPORT 2 England vs Argentina (Friday, 8pm) – talkSPORT Mr Nichols admitted to raising his voice in a written response provided by Arsenal, but he denied shouting and running up and down the touchline, and also abusing the referee after the match. He claims to have said, ‘OK fine’, after her refusal to shake his hand. An Arsenal spokesman said: “At Arsenal we do not accept or tolerate behaviour of this nature.

We took appropriate action, suspending the coach immediately after the allegation was brought to our attention.” Mr Nichols was Arsenal’s Under-9s head coach at the time of the incident but has since changed roles to a general coaching position in the club’s academy. ” ” Everton have reportedly moved ahead of Arsenal in the battle to sign Getafe centre-half Djene Dakonam in the summer.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas Both clubs are chasing the Togo international who is valued at around ?30million.

Getty 1 Djene Dakonam is wanted by both Everton and Arsenal The Sun report that the Toffees are more likely to land the 27-year-old during the transfer window. Unai Emery is keen on Dakonam but his limited transfer budget could cause an issue.

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LIVE ON talkSPORT talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… Belgium vs Scotland (Tuesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT Hungary vs Wales (Tuesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2 Japan vs Scotland (Friday, 2pm) – talkSPORT 2 England vs Argentina (Friday, 8pm) – talkSPORT The centre-back looks set to head back to Stamford Bridge and may be fighting for a first-team place with the Blues facing a transfer window ban and Gary Cahill leaving. Dakonam had a good season for Getafe as they finished fifth in LaLiga and made 34 appearances. “

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