English FA charges West Ham with breach of anti-doping rules

February 20, 2018

LONDON (AP) — West Ham was charged with a breach of anti-doping rules by the English Football Association on Tuesday.

West Ham failed to ensure that the necessary whereabouts information for the Premier League team was kept accurate on three separate occasions within a year, the FA said.

West Ham, which has until next Tuesday to respond to the charge, blamed “administrative oversights” when filling in the FA system.

“A player’s address had been registered and the house number digits transposed,” the east London club said. “We would like to make it clear that the breach is a club administrative matter and does not concern any of our players.”

A breach of the same FA rule saw Manchester City fined 35,000 pounds (about $50,000) last year.

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