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Burnley striker Gray request personal hearing over alleged homophobia

Burnley striker Andre Gray has requested a personal hearing in response to a charge from the Football Association over homophobic comments.

The 25-year-old was charged with misconduct by the FA after various homophobic posts, dating back to 2012, from his Twitter account emerged following his goal against Liverpool.

Burnley's full statement on Monday read: "Andre Gray has requested a personal hearing to answer Football Association charges relating to historical posts made on social media.

"The player had until 6pm today (Monday) to answer charges of comments deemed to be 'abusive and/or insulting and/or improper and/or bringing the game into disrepute' contrary to FA Rule E3(1).

"It is further alleged that these breaches, which relate to posts made between January 9, 2012 and March 11, 2012, included reference to an 'aggravating factor', namely sexual orientation and/or gender and/or colour and/or race contrary to FA Rule E3(2).

"A date for the hearing has not yet been determined."

Vyom Chaudhary
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