Former Newcastle United U-23 coach charged by FA for racism

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Former Newcastle United Under-23s coach Peter Beardsley has been charged by the Football Association with three counts of using racist language to players.

Beardsley, who left United this month after a 14-month club investigation, has “categorically denied” the claims.

Anti-racism group Kick It Out had said it was “concerned” Newcastle had not revealed the reasons for his departure.

Beardsley faced multiple complaints, including one of bullying by 22-year-old midfielder Yasin Ben El-Mhanni.

Newcastle have declined to comment and the former England international has until 12 April to respond to the charges.

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