West Ham United player Robert Snodgrass has hit back at Sky Sports after they claimed he swore at Anti-Doping chiefs ‘then tried to blame Andy Carroll because he also speaks with a northern accent’.
It was reported that he denied the improper conduct charge but was given a one game suspension and fined £30,000 for the incident back in February.
Sky wrote that Snodgrass asked: “Have you c**** got nothing better to do?” in an ‘aggressive tone’ and was “much louder than the jeers from the other players”.
The Football Association statement says: “A misconduct charge against Robert Snodgrass has been found proven by an Independent Regulatory Commission.
“It was alleged that his language and/or behaviour towards UK Anti-Doping officials, who were visiting West Ham United’s training ground on 06 February 2019, was abusive and/or insulting and/or improper.
“The player has been given a one-match suspension, which is not currently active whilst he considers his right of appeal, and fined £30,000.”
Despite the findings by the FA, Snodgrass had criticised Sky Sports’ story on their website and the version of events on that.
He posted on Twitter: “Sky your looking for a bite…… I ain’t giving you it! The way you wrote this is sloppy and isn’t the truth. The season must be finished and clutching for stories…. disappointing! Think I might cancel my sports channels now.”
Sky your looking for a bite…… I ain’t giving you it! The way you wrote this is sloppy and isn’t the truth. The season must be finished and clutching for stories…. disappointing! Think I might cancel my sports channels now ? https://t.co/CUVWC3NjsZ
— Robert snodgrass (@robsnodgrass7) May 22, 2019
After reading West Ham’s Robert Snodgrass bite back at Sky Sports via his tweet about not biting back following their ‘sloppy’ article on claims he swore at Anti-Doping chiefs and blaming Andy Caroll, fans took to laugh at the whole situation – find out what they tweeted on the next page.