Ex-Canaries star in Sheringham fiasco

Former football star Chris Sutton faces an FA disciplinary inquiry after being accused of storming on to the pitch during a youth game in which his son was playing and confronting the 16-year-old referee.

Former football star Chris Sutton faces an FA disciplinary inquiry after being accused of storming on to the pitch during a youth game in which his son was playing and confronting the 16-year-old referee.

The Norfolk County Football Association confirmed the �10m rated ex-Norwich City striker and England international had been reported for misconduct by the young referee, and that a charge would be brought.

The game - between two under 14 year old sides from Sheringham - was being run under the auspices of the Respect programme, which is designed to combat unacceptable behaviour in the game at all levels, both on the pitch and from the sidelines.

The charge comes after the game between Sheringham Youth and Sheringham Warriors boiled over when a penalty was awarded against the Warriors.


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Norfolk County FA football administration officer Richard King said in a statement: 'We have had a referee's report and other reports about the match Chris Sutton attended last weekend.

'He has been reported for misconduct by the referee.

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'He will have the opportunity to respond to the charge in line with FA disciplinary procedures.

'Parents of children registered with youth clubs are considered to be part of the club.'

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