Hull confirm they will fight FA charge

Hull City have announced their intention to appeal against a Football Association charge of failing to control their players during the goalless draw at Leicester on March 14.

Hull City manager Steve Bruce (Picture: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire).

The charge arises from a 68th-minute incident in which Tigers players surrounded referee Jonathan Moss after Alex Bruce was booked for his challenge on Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez.

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Hull manager Steve Bruce had declared his club would “vigorously defend” the charge, adding: “The frustration was that he (Mahrez) was blatantly trying to get somebody sent off.

“We surrounded the referee because it was a perfectly fair challenge”.