Burnley’s Andre Gray asks for personal hearing over FA charge

Andre Gray has requested a personal hearing to answer his misconduct charge by FA for homophobic comments he made on social media in 2012.

By: Reuters | Published:September 5, 2016 11:01 pm
Chelsea v Burnley - Premier League Andre Gray initially had until Aug. 31 to respond to the charge but was given an extension until Sept 5. (Source: Reuters)

Burnley striker Andre Gray has requested a personal hearing to answer his misconduct charge by the Football Association for homophobic comments he made on social media in 2012.

The 25-year-old initially had until Aug. 31 to respond to the charge but was given an extension until Sept 5.

“Burnley striker Andre Gray has requested a personal hearing to answer Football Association charges relating to historical posts made on social media,” Burnley said in a statement on their website.

Gray apologised immediately after his comments came to light, saying he was at a very different point in his life four years ago.

A date for the hearing has not yet been set.