FA extend appeal deadline for Liverpool's Mascherano

The Football Association have extended the deadline for Javier Mascherano to respond to his improper conduct charge until 6pm on Friday.

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The Liverpool midfielder has been on international duty with Argentina, and the FA have agreed to a 24 hour extension.

However, the date for the case - scheduled to be heard by a regulatory commission - has been brought forwards to Thursday April 3.

The charge came after studying Mascherano's reaction to his dismissal from Sunday's 3-0 Premier League defeat at Manchester United.

The Argentinian midfielder had to be dragged from the pitch by coaching staff and colleagues after being shown a red card in the 45th minute by Steve Bennett.

The referee had given Mascherano a second yellow following his protests against a caution issued to Liverpool striker Fernando Torres.

Mascherano can accept or deny the charge and also has the option of requesting a personal hearing.

The 23-year-old is currently serving a one-match suspension for the dismissal, ruling him out of Sunday's Merseyside derby against Everton at Anfield.

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