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FA To Quiz Elliott Over Elbow Use

Matt Elliott is in hot water following an incident between him and Coventry City’s Craig Bellamy, despite the Sky Blues player’s appeal to let the matter drop.

Leicester City’s Elliott was today charged with violent and threatening behaviour by the Football Association after the game earlier this month where he was seen apparently elbowing Bellamy.

The FA video advisory panel today decided that Elliott must defend his actions at a hearing. He could face a three-match ban if he is found guilty.

The incident was missed at the time but caught on camera. Sky Blues midfielder David Thompson blasted Elliott for the clash, as it was similar to a challenge last season when Michael Owen was poleaxed by the Scottish international's arms. Thompson later apologised.

But Craig Bellamy, who was on the receiving end of Elliott’s elbow, appealed last week to let the matter drop.

FA spokesman Adrian Bevington said:

"Leicester City's Matt Elliott was today charged with allegedly using violent and threatening behaviour towards Coventry City's Craig Bellamy during the Premiership game on December 10.

"This followed the recommendations of three members of the video advisory panel. Matt Elliott has 14 days to respond to the charge."
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CWN / Sport / Football / Coventry City FC / 20 Dec 00
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