Morecambe midfielder faces FA charge following Tranmere Rovers red card

Morecambe’s Yann Songo’o has been charged by the Football Association for allegedly directing a homophobic insult at an opposing player.

Wednesday, 10th February 2021, 5:25 pm

The FA launched an investigation into the incident after the 29-year-old was shown a straight red card by referee Paul Howard in Morecambe’s home defeat to Tranmere at the end of last month.

A statement posted on the FA website read: “Morecambe FC’s Yann Songo’o has been charged with an ‘aggravated breach’ of FA Rule E3 following their EFL League Two fixture against Tranmere Rovers FC on Saturday 30 January 2021.

“It is alleged that the midfielder used abusive and/or insulting language towards an opponent during the 45th minute of the fixture, which is contrary to FA Rule E3.1, and that this constitutes an ‘aggravated breach’, as defined in FA Rule E3.2, because the language included a reference to sexual orientation.”

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Yann Songo'o was sent off against Tranmere Rovers at the end of last month

The FA said Songo’o, who missed the Shrimps’ draws at Stevenage and Bolton Wanderers as a result of the red card, has until Wednesday, February 24 to provide a response.

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