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Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston denies FA charge regarding texting scandal



Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston has denied a charge of misconduct from the FA regarding a text message exchange with a supporter of the club.

Oyston has come under increased pressure from Blackpool fans

Oyston has come under increased pressure from Blackpool fans

Oyston denies that he called Tangerines fan Stephen Smith a ‘retard’ and to ‘enjoy the rest of your special needs day out’ in December.

The 47-year-old went on to allegedly call Mr Smith inappropriate names and calling him “educationally subnormal” and a “sad act”.

This news just comes a few days after fans helped pensioner Frank Knight after he was forced to pay £20,000 towards the club for comments made about the Oyston’s on Facebook.

Oyston has been the target of fan protests for the way in which he is running the club, with some fans throwing eggs and flares outside the ground earlier this month.

His appeal is expected to be heard by a separate FA panel next month and Oyston still faces a ban from football activities.

An FA statement on Thursday read: “It is alleged that the misconduct constituted five breaches of FA rules, and that during the text message exchange, Mr Oyston used abusive and/or insulting words towards a supporter of Blackpool FC.

“Mr Oyston has denied the charge.”

Blackpool were relegated to Sky Bet League One on April 6, in what has been an abysmal Championship campaign for the Tangerines.

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