Wolves’ Director of Sport, Matt Hobbs, is facing charges from the FA for reportedly using offensive language towards a match official following the match against Newcastle. In the contentious game at Molineux over the weekend, the Magpies secured a 2-1 lead through a controversial penalty decision by referee Anthony Taylor, who judged that Hwang Hee-chan fouled Fabian Schar. Despite a lengthy VAR review, the decision stood, and Hwang later scored the equalizing goal, resulting in a 2-2 draw.
Following the match, head coach Gary O’Neil strongly criticized the decision, labeling it as ‘scandalous,’ and numerous pundits have voiced their disapproval of the officials and VAR for their handling of the situation.
The Football Association (FA) has now formally charged Matt Hobbs, accusing him of using ‘improper,’ ‘abusive,’ or ‘insulting’ language towards a match official in the tunnel after the game. The FA’s statement confirms the misconduct charge against Hobbs and cites his alleged use of inappropriate and disrespectful language towards the official in question.