Search

Orient president charged by FA

PUBLISHED: 17:02 29 December 2015

Leyton Orient president Francesco Becchetti (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Leyton Orient president Francesco Becchetti (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Archant

Italian has been charged with misconduct following his behaviour after the conclusion of the Portsmouth match

Leyton Orient president Francesco Becchetti has been charged by the Football Association with misconduct.

The charge relates to the behaviour of the Italian after the O’s 3-2 win against Portsmouth on Boxing Day in League Two.

An incident occurred between Becchetti and assistant manager Andy Hessenthaler following the full time whistle, which resulted in the club releasing a statement insisting it was a good natured exchange between the pair.

Orient’s president celebrated the victory on the pitch before taking part in a lap of honour at Brisbane Road.

The FA have released a statement confirming Becchetti has been charged, it read: “Francesco Becchetti has been charged for misconduct following Leyton Orient’s game against Portsmouth on 26 December 2015.

“It is alleged that his behaviour at the end of the fixture amounts to violent and/or improper conduct.

“He has until 6pm on January 4 to respond to the charge.”

Latest East London Sports News

40 minutes ago

London Raiders face rivals Invicta Dynamos and Streatham in the National League Cup this weekend and forward JJ Pitchley expects two tough tests.

Defender keen for O’s to approach Saturday’s game with belief despite their recent run of defeats

09:30

Lakeside Hammers ace Alfie Bowtell is keen to take his chance with both hands after being handed a place in the National League Riders’ Championship at Leicester on Saturday (3pm).

Yesterday, 19:13

Hampshire’s Fidel Edwards produced a brutal evening spell of fast bowling to take two Essex wickets on a rain-affected third day in the Specsavers County Championship.

Yesterday, 16:00

Experienced striker has joined the Gunners youth academy and will coach their under-16s

Yesterday, 15:32

Former Harrow Borough youngster agrees three-month loan deal with National League club

Yesterday, 15:00

Stepney FC have been crowned champions of the Bangladesh Football Association Sonali Bank Cup for the first-time ever.

Yesterday, 14:00

The new Hackney Pool League season got underway with five matches on Wednesday night.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read sport

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now