Sheffield Utd’s Sophie Jones charged with racist abuse

Sheffield United Women forward Sophie Jones has been charged by the Football Association with racially abusing another player.

She is accused of targeting Tottenham's Renee Hector.

Hector claimed that she “received some monkey noises from an opposition player" in an FA Women's Championship game between the teams on 6 January.

Jones, who has until 15 February to respond, has been charged with using abusive or insulting words, and it is further alleged they "included reference to ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race".

Sheffield United Women said they had co-operated fully with the FA's investigation.

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