West Ham winger Robert Snodgrass has been charged by the Football Association after allegedly abusing anti-doping officials.
The Scotland international, 31, was not scheduled to be tested nor did he refuse to take a test when officials visited West Ham’s training ground in February, it is understood.
“Robert Snodgrass has been charged with a breach of FA Rule E3(1),” the FA said in a statement.
“It is alleged the player used abusive and/or insulting words towards UK Anti-Doping officials who were visiting West Ham United’s training ground on 06 February 2019 to conduct out-of-competition testing. He has until 18 March 2019 to respond.”
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Snodgrass, signed from Hull for a reported fee of £10.2million in January 2017, has scored four goals in a total of 32 appearances for the Hammers this season.
He played the whole of their 2-0 victory over Newcastle on Saturday and set up the opening goal.