Wigan chairman handed one-week extension to respond to misconduct charge

first_img Dave Whelan The Football Association has given Wigan chairman Dave Whelan an extra week to respond to his misconduct charge, after the 78-year-old was charged with an aggravated breach of its rules.Whelan’s comments about Jewish and Chinese people were made in the aftermath of the Latics’ controversial appointment of Malky Mackay as manager.The chairman publicly apologised for the comments attributed to him in the Guardian and also suggested he may have been misquoted, yet was still charged by football’s governing body.The Wigan owner had until 6pm on Friday to respond to the charge, but the FA has now granted him a week’s extension.The FA announced on Twitter: “Following a request by Dave Whelan, The FA has granted him an extension to the date by which he had to reply to his misconduct charge for media comments. The Wigan Athletic chairman now has until 6pm on Friday 12 December 2014 to respond to the charge.” 1last_img read more