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Chippenham in double trouble as manager is charged

Chippenham Town are facing a double whammy - over alleged racist remarks, and failure to control their players.

Manager Nathan Rudge has been hit with an FA charge in connection with alleged racist remarks made to a Bishops Cleeve player, in an FA Cup tie between the two sides in September.

The Southern League Premier Division say that Rudge strongly denies the charge. He has requested a personal hearing with the FA.

But Chippenham's problems don't stop there, as they are also in the dock for allegedly failing to control their players during a game in December.

An official statement on the Chippenham Town website reads: "Following a FA hearing at Wembley today the club have been found guilty of misconduct for a breach of FA Rule (E 20) in that they failed to control players, officials and fans in respect of the game against St. Neots Town on the 15th Dec 2012. The club has the right to appeal and once all the information has been received from the FA the board will makes its decision.

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