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Brian Dick & Amie Wilson

Daniel Podence responds after Nottingham Forest spitting allegation

Daniel Podence has spoken out after being charged by the Football Assocation with spitting at Brennan Johnson during Saturday’s draw at the City Ground.

The alleged incident occurred in the 90th minute of the 1-1 draw, in which the Wolves winger scored an equaliser, while it was checked by the VAR at the time no action was taken by referee Chris Kavanagh.

Nevertheless the FA hit Podence with a charge that can carry a six-match ban, with Johnson saying he ‘felt like some sort of spit came towards my face’.

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t was not the only charge to result from a fiery, relegation-infused encounter, which also saw Nottingham Forest charged for failing to control their players when they surrounded Kavanagh in the 40th minute. Forest assistant Alan Tate and Wolves assistant Pablo Sanz have also been charged for "improper and/or violent" conduct in the 52nd minute after they were both sent off after a touchline melee. Podence, Forest, Tate and Sanz have until Wednesday April 12 to respond.

However, Podence has done that already, at least on social media with a post on his Instagram story which read: “As I have been accused of something I haven’t done…I will make it clear: I DID NOT spit on Nottingham’s player. I’m telling the truth and I would never do such a thing even more to a colleague. Thank you.”


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