Doncaster Rovers chairman charged for ‘Ref rage’ outburst

John Ryan
John Ryan

JOHN Ryan has been charged by the Football Association for comments he made in the wake of Rovers’ controversial defeat to Portsmouth.

Ryan branded the standard of refereeing as “a disgrace” following the 4-3 defeat ten days ago - a result which condemned Rovers to relegation.

He has been charged with misconduct and accused of breaking FA Rule E3 in respect of post match comments about Hertfordshire referee Mick Russell.

Ryan denies the charge and has requested a personal hearing to contest the case.

In a club statement he said: “How can you be charged for telling the truth?

“I have even had Portsmouth fans complimenting me on my stance and everyone in the media came down on the side of Doncaster Rovers in this match.”