AFC Bournemouth: Eddie Howe and Jason Tindall charged by FA

Jason Tindall and Eddie Howe
Eddie Howe (r) and Jason Tindall have guided Bournemouth to the brink of promotion to the Premier League

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe and his assistant Jason Tindall have both been charged with misconduct by the Football Association.

The charge relates to the 2-2 Championship draw against Sheffield Wednesday on 18 April.

It is alleged Howe's post-match comments constitute improper conduct.

Tindall is accused of using abusive and/or insulting words and/or behaviour towards a match official. The pair have until 18:00 BST on 27 April to respond.

Following the match, Howe claimed there was a conspiracy among referees against striker Callum Wilson.

However, after receiving notice of the charge, Howe suggested he would think twice before commenting in future.

He told BBC Radio Solent: "I take my role as a role model very seriously as a manager.

"One of my core principles when I took the job was to always respect the officials - they have a very difficult job - and to try and act with dignity, to never confront a referee or show that indiscipline during a game.

"I've maintained that and never fell foul of that in my time as a manager. What I do try to do if someone asks me a question is to always give them an honest answer, what I feel at the time is my opinion.

"Obviously this time that's got me in trouble, so I'll have to review what I say and think very carefully because you don't want to be coming across in the wrong way.

"I gave what I felt were my honest feelings at the time."

Howe had said he believed his side, currently second in the Championship, should have been given a second-half penalty for a foul on Wilson.

After the game, he commented: "It looks like the referees have come together to talk about Callum Wilson and said: 'Don't give him any penalties because Bournemouth have had too many this season and we don't want them to have any more.'

"That's what it looks like because that is the most stonewall penalty you will see. It was nailed on. I had the perfect angle and I could see he was taken out. It was a red card and a penalty and that could ultimately have a big bearing on what happens at the end of the season."

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