Pirelli Pirates Youth FC charged over spectator sexism claims
- 23 September 2013
- From the section Hampshire & Isle of Wight
A youth football club has been charged with a string of offences after a spectator allegedly told a referee to "get her handbag and go home".
Shelby Davis, 21, was overseeing an under-15s game between Wyvern Youth and Pirelli Pirates in Southampton when she says the comment was made.
She called off the game at half-time with Wyvern Youth 2-0 in the lead.
The Hampshire FA has charged Pirelli Pirates Youth FC with causing the match to be abandoned, among other offences.
The club, which has until 3 October to respond, is also charged with misconduct by club spectators and spectators making comments deemed to be of a discriminatory nature.
Ms Davis abandoned the 15 September cup match between the two teams following a comment that was made from the stands during half-time and reported the matter to the Hampshire FA.
A Hampshire FA spokesman said it was "not appropriate" to comment further while disciplinary procedures were ongoing.
Ms Davis was unavailable for comment.