Watford striker Troy Deeney has been charged by the FA for comments made about referee David Coote after the club's 3-3 draw with Bournemouth earlier in January.
Deeney said Coote "bottled" some decisions during the frantic match at Dean Court and has now been charged.
A tweet from FA Spokesperson reads: "
Troy Deeney has been charged following post-match media comments he made about the appointed match referee for Watford’s game against Bournemouth on 2 January 2019. He has until 18:00 on 15 January 2019 to respond to the charge. pic.twitter.com/sLOwfusj8W— FA Spokesperson (@FAspokesperson) January 10, 2019
"We'll both look at it as both teams should have had a player sent off, bad defending."
He said, as quoted by BBC Sport:
"They know it. We know. But the referee bottled it on a few occasions."