Brown and Kinnear charged over touchline spat

January 21st, 2009 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Jan 21 (DPA) The Football Association (FA) charged Newcastle United manager Joe Kinnear and Hull boss Phil Brown with improper conduct following their contretemps during last week’s FA Cup third-round replay.The managers came head to head after Brown had protested about a foul on his forward Daniel Cousin by Newcastle’s Fabio Coloccini. Referee Phil Dowd sent both to the stands.

Speaking after the game, which Hull won 1-0, Kinnear said: “He (Brown) came across. He was having a rant, more than anything. He didn’t actually say anything to me, he was having a rant at Chris Hughton (Kinnear’s number two) - and he wasn’t saying too many pleasant things to him. It was as simple as that.”

“I just said ‘enough’. That’s all I said. I don’t know what the trouble was with the ref. I just said ‘cool it and call it a day’. I sent Chris to sit down and as he (Brown) came across and the referee came running over,” Kinnear added.

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