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FA rap for Nottingham Forest boss Billy Davies

22 February 2014

Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association.

The Scot was sent to the stands at half-time by referee Anthony Taylor during the 2-2 draw against East Midlands rivals Leicester City on Wednesday night.

Davies was angry that Leicester defender Wes Morgan escaped a red card after conceding a first-half penalty for a foul on Jamie Mackie.

After the match he revealed: "I had an exchange of words with the referee. I asked him why it was not a red card, he said that it was not a goalscoring opportunity. He sent me to the stand, for raising my voice."

A statement on the FA's website read: "Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies has been charged with misconduct for two breaches of FA Rule E3 in relation to his side's game against Leicester City on February 19, 2014.

"It is alleged that in or around the tunnel area at half-time of the fixture, Davies used abusive and/or insulting words and/or behaviour towards the match referee.

"It is further alleged that his behaviour towards the match referee amounted to improper conduct."

Davies has until 6pm on Wednesday to respond to the charge.

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