- Associated Press - Monday, December 15, 2014

LONDON (AP) - The English Football Association says Wigan chairman Dave Whelan has accepted a misconduct charge over inflammatory comments about Jewish and Chinese people.

Whelan accepts a non-personal hearing by an FA regulatory commission will determine the sanction.

There is no minimum sanction for the offense, unlike on-field discriminatory incidents which see players banned for at least five games.

Whelan’s comments were made in a newspaper interview last month while defending his decision to hire Malky Mackay as the second-tier club’s manager. Mackay is still under FA investigation for sending racist and anti-Semitic text messages.

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