Controversial Crawley boss charged by the FA following post match meltdown sparked by ex-Portsmouth, Cardiff, Birmingham, Wigan and Charlton man

Controversial Crawley manager John Yems has been charged by the FA, following his comments after the Reds’ defeat to Hartlepool earlier this month.

By Sam Cox
Thursday, 24th February 2022, 2:15 pm

The outspoken boss had reached boiling point after his side fell to a 1-0 defeat against the Stags – thanks to ex-Pompey hitman Omar Bogle’s strike in the 40th minute

But the 62-year-old’s rage ensued after he, rightly, felt the striker should have been sent off moments earlier for a high and late tackle on Jack Payne.

This led to Yems launching a tirade against the match officials, saying: ‘I’ve never seen a worse official who you could talk to, he couldn’t move, he can’t move around the pitch.

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Crawley Town boss John Yems has been charged by the FA . Pic Steve Robards SR2010033

‘I don’t want to see anyone sent off but there was a tackle out there today, the geezer (Bogle) should have got six months let alone a yellow card.

‘You get the hump, of course you get the hump.

‘I get sent off, deservedly, you shouldn’t talk to referees like that.

‘But if that’s a referee, if that’s a referee - I’m going to take the game up myself, because it’s not acceptable.

‘It’s the three of them, to be fair. The fourth official’s agreed he (Bogle) should’ve gone.

‘Then the geezer scores the goal.

‘Payney (Jack Payne) has a mark on this leg and it looks like Jack the Ripper has just got hold of him.

‘But you can’t say anything to these clowns because they won’t do anything - and I mean clowns. They absolutely ruined the game.’

After little deliberation, FA have released an update on the regulation and discipline charge.

The statement reads: ‘Crawley Town FC’s John Yems has been charged with two breaches of FA Rule E3 in relation to media comments that followed their EFL League Two game against Hartlepool FC on Saturday 12 Feburary 2022.

‘It is alleged that comments made during interviews for Crawley Town FC’s channels and a local newspaper constitute improper conduct as they are personally offensive and/or attack the integrity of the match official and/or bring the game into disrepute.

‘John Yems has until Friday 25 February to provide a response.’

Yems has become renowned for his prickly, and sometimes, hard to watch interviews after Crawley have suffered defeat or injustice in his eyes.

And the governing body’s actions will do little to improve his mood ahead of their fixture with table-topping Forest Green on Saturday.

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