Norris charged by FA over celebration

IPSWICH star David Norris has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association following his controversial goal celebration earlier this month.

IPSWICH star David Norris has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association following his controversial goal celebration earlier this month.

Norris made a gesture in support of jailed former Plymouth team mate Luke McCormick after scoring against Blackpool, a move which sparked public outcry.

McCormick was jailed for causing death by dangerous driving in relation to a crash which killed young brothers Ben and Arron Peak in the summer. The keeper was also over the drink-drive limit.

Norris has admitted the charge but asked for a personal hearing. An FA regulatory commission will hear the case tomorrow, with Norris accompanied by Town club secretary Sally Webb.


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The 27-year-old has not been charged with making the gesture itself and the FA has accepted his claim that it was not a handcuffs sign.

A statement on the club website tonight said: “He issued an immediate apology, wrote to Amanda and Phil Peak - parents of the two boys - and made a personal apology, spending an hour with the family in Manchester recently.

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“He has also been fined two weeks wages by the club.”

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