Arsenal FC midfielder charged by FA for foul-mouthed anti-Spurs chant
Jack Wilshere in hot water after leading a chorus of Arsenal supporters after FA Cup final win
June 4th, 2015
Arsenal retained the FA Cup on Saturday after comfortably beating Aston Villa and the victory was followed by the usual celebrations including an open top bus parade.
Jack Wilshere was leading the celebrations although it appears that the midfielder got carried away with the microphone, with the England international embarking on a series of chants about Arsenal’s chief rivals Tottenham.
The club revealed they had reprimanded Wilshere for the chants, although the FA have taken things further by charging the midfielder for his foul-mouthed language.
The FA, which warned Wilshere over his conduct during the 2014 celebrations, said in a statement: “Jack Wilshere has been charged with misconduct in relation to Arsenal’s FA Cup celebrations on Sunday 31 May 2015.
“It is alleged his conduct in making and/or inciting certain comments during the club’s open bus trophy tour was improper and/or brought the game into disrepute.
“The player has until 6pm on 10 June 2015 to respond to the charge.”
Wilshere has apologised for any offence caused through his Twitter account, although it appears as though he will be brought to book for his post-FA Cup final antics despite most people feeling it was relatively innocuous.
It appeared as though the player was under the influence of alcohol following the comprehensive 4-0 win which saw the midfielder feature late in the game, with Wilshere having previously starred as part of the team that beat West Brom 4-1 on the final day of the Premier League season.