Sheffield United Football Club has today (Thursday 7th February 2019) been notified that a member of the Club's Women's team has been charged with a breach of FA Rule E3, pending a formal Football Association disciplinary hearing.
The alleged incident took place in the FA Women's Championship fixture against Tottenham Hotspur Ladies on Sunday 6th January 2019. The Club has co-operated fully with the Football Association's investigation throughout the subsequent weeks.
It is alleged that the words the player used breached Rule E3 as they were abusive and/or insulting. It is further alleged that the words constituted an 'Aggravated Breach', which is defined in Rule E3, as they included reference to ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race.
The Club works closely with the EFL, the FA and Kick it Out and would like to reiterate that it does not condone racism or any form of discrimination.
Sheffield United will not comment further on the subject until the conclusion of the formal FA disciplinary hearing.