Francesco Becchetti: Leyton Orient chief admits part of FA charge

Francesco Becchetti
Italian businessman Francesco Becchetti bought Leyton Orient from Barry Hearn in 2014

Leyton Orient president Francesco Becchetti has admitted part of a Football Association misconduct charge.

Television pictures appeared to show him aiming a kick at O's assistant boss Andy Hessenthaler after Orient's 3-2 win against Portsmouth on Boxing Day.

A club statement said Becchetti accepted his actions on the touchline were 'improper conduct'.

However, it added Becchetti "strongly denied" it was violent conduct and had requested a personal FA hearing.

At the time of the incident, Orient described the exchange between Becchetti and Hessenthaler as being "in very good humour".

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