January 3, 2019 / 10:50 AM / 3 months ago

Southampton's Austin charged for gesture at Man City fans

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Premier League - Huddersfield Town v Southampton - John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield, Britain - December 22, 2018 Southampton's Charlie Austin before the match Action Images via Reuters/Ed Sykes

(Reuters) - Southampton striker Charlie Austin has been charged after appearing to make an obscene gesture towards Manchester City supporters, the Football Association (FA) said on Thursday.

Austin was caught making a two-fingered gesture towards a section of booing away fans at St Mary’s Stadium while being substituted during Southampton’s 3-1 Premier League defeat on Sunday.

“It is alleged that Mr Austin’s gesture in or around the 68th minute of the fixture was abusive and/or insulting,” the FA said in a statement.

Austin has until 1800 GMT on Jan. 7 to respond to the charge.

Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Radnedge

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