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Last Updated: Tuesday, 4 April 2006, 11:15 GMT 12:15 UK
Warnock admits FA conduct charge
Sheffield United manager Neil Warnock
Warnock's Blades team are eyeing promotion from the Championship
Sheffield United boss Neil Warnock has admitted a charge of improper conduct by the Football Association.

Warnock was hit with the charge over a gesture he made towards the Norwich bench after the final whistle of their match at Carrow Road on 18 March.

The 57-year-old was incensed that Norwich counterpart Nigel Worthington ignored him, refusing a handshake after the Canaries' 2-1 victory.

Warnock has also requested a personal hearing regarding his charge.

The Blades boss had previously said: "When the governing body looks at the incident I think they will decide to take no action.

There was definitely no offence intended to anyone inside the ground apart from their staff
Neil Warnock

"I won't deny that I flipped my fingers in his direction but only because I was so disgusted and frustrated at being humiliated by a fellow manager.

"If the same circumstances arose I would do the same again.

"I held out my hand for six or seven seconds but he kept on talking and turned his back. There was no mix-up, he even looked me in the eyes.

"I am sorry if it upset any fans. There was definitely no offence intended to anyone inside the ground apart from their staff."

Worthington hits back at Warnock
21 Mar 06 |  Sheff Utd
Norwich 2-1 Sheffield Utd
18 Mar 06 |  Championship


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