Portsmouth charged by FA for melee against QPR

Pompey have been charged by the Football Association (FA) for ‘failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion’ against QPR.

Tuesday, 29th January 2019, 3:42 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th February 2019, 7:39 pm
A melee broke out between Pompey and QPR. Picture: Joe Pepler

A 21-player skirmish broke out during the 1-1 FA Cup fourth-round draw at Fratton Park on Saturday.

Challenges involving Blues winger Ronan Curtis and Rangers’ Josh Scowen sparked the scuffle near the technical area. 

Curtis and team-mate Lee Brown were shown yellow cards, as well as the Hoops’ Joel Lynch.

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Both Kenny Jackett’s side and QPR have subsequently been charged for their involvement in the incident. 

The two clubs have until 6pm on Friday, February 1 to appeal. 

On Twitter, an FA statement said: ‘Portsmouth and Queen’s Park Rangers have been charged for failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion during the 76th minute of their Emirates FA Cup match on 26 January 2019.

‘Both clubs have until 18:00 on 1 February 2019 to respond to the charge.’

A melee broke out between Pompey and QPR. Picture: Joe Pepler