posted on Oct, 26 2004 @ 05:16 PM
The Football Association have charged Manchester City manager Kevin Keegan for his verbal outburst towards referee Steve Dunn after his side's 4-3
defeat at Newcastle United.
Keegan has been charged with a breach of FA rule E3 relating to the use of abusive and/or insulting words and/or behaviour to Dunn.
The Citizens boss was fuming with Dunn's overall performance, saying after the game: "The referee was not strong enough and made too many mistakes
that had a major impact on the game.
"I've been in the dressing room and told him so. He wants to sit down and take a look at the video and analyse it. He had one - a shocker.
"All my players to a man are livid with the referee, but I'll be their voice and get fined.
"Everybody has a bad day, but this is a hard enough place to come without that happening, but I'm not taking anything away from Newcastle.
"When Graeme Souness, one of the most volatile managers around, tells you 'I know how you feel, but don't get into trouble' that says a lot."
Keegan has until November 9 to admit or deny the charge.