Orient president charged by FA

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

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


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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.

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

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