Skrtel Charged By the FA Over Alleged Stamp on De Gea

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has been hit with a Football Association (FA) charge of violent conduct.

The Slovakian defender appeared to thread on David De Gea’s leg in the final seconds of Sunday’s 2-1 defeat by Manchester United at Anfield.

Referee Martin Atkinson, who also awarded a red card for Steven Gerrard for dissent early on, did not see the incident, prompting the FA to take retrospective action.

David de Gea Enraged With Martin Skrtel after the Defender Appeared to Stamp on His Legs. Image: PA.
David de Gea Enraged With Martin Skrtel after the Defender Appeared to Stamp on His Legs. Image: PA.

An independent three-man panel of ex-Premier League referees reviewed video footage of the match and “then advised unanimously” that the 30-year-old should have been sent off.

The defender has until now and 6:00 GMT on Tuesday, 24 March to respond to the charge.

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