FA charges ref for Hillsborough tweet to victim's daughter

Hillsborough memorial at Anfield
Ninety-six people died during the Hillsborough tragedy in Sheffield in 1989

The Football Association has charged a referee for allegedly tweeting abuse to the daughter of a Hillsborough victim.

Lower league referee Craig Langton was said to have posted the tweet to Charlotte Hennessy whose father, Jimmy, was one of the 96 supporters who died during the 1989 FA Cup semi-final.

Langton, who is also a firefighter, had a "public apology" posted on Facebook by his local Fire Brigades Union (FBU).

Hennessy, who made the complaint, says she has yet to receive an apology.

The FA confirmed to the BBC that Langton had been charged.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service also announced that they were conducting an internal investigation.

Langton was listed as referee for an FA Cup extra preliminary round this season.

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