Bournemouth star Jefferson Lerma has denied biting an opponent throughout final month’s Championship conflict with Sheffield Wednesday.
The Soccer Affiliation has charged the Cherries midfielder with violent conduct as Jason Tindall’s aspect fell to a 1-Zero defeat at Hillsborough.
The incident was not seen by referee Jeremy Simpson or different match officers, however Bournemouth ‘totally help’ Lerma.
A membership assertion learn: “AFC Bournemouth acknowledge the FA’s cost referring to Jefferson Lerma breaching FA Rule E3 throughout a Sky Guess Championship fixture at Sheffield Wednesday on third November 2020.
“Jefferson strenuously denies the allegation made towards him and has cooperated totally with the FA’s preliminary investigations into the alleged incident. He’ll request a listening to over the cost.
“AFC Bournemouth totally help Jefferson and can proceed to take action all through the method. The membership will make no additional remark at the moment.”
A FA assertion mentioned: “It’s alleged that the midfielder dedicated an act of violent conduct by biting a Sheffield Wednesday FC participant throughout the 83rd minute of an EFL Championship sport on Tuesday three November 2020.
“Jefferson Lerma has till Thursday 24 December 2020 to supply a response.”
Lerma has made 17 Championship appearances with Bournemouth second within the desk after 20 video games this season.