Ashley Williams hit by FA charge after BBC pundit ‘attacks coach’ in his son’s U12s match with parents forced to step in


ASHLEY WILLIAMS has been charged by the FA after allegedly attacking an opposition coach in an U12s match.

The former Premier League defender, 38, is said to have “completely lost it” at his son’s youth game.

The Mail + report that the ex-Wales international – now a BBC pundit – ran on to the pitch to confront the man following an incident with Williams’ child.

The opposition coach had tried to intervene before the former Swansea and Everton defender lost his temper.

Witnesses say that Williams assaulted the man, putting him in a headlock and refusing to let go.

Footage taken briefly after this shows Williams being held back whilst the kids and their families look on.

The September 18 match between Corinthians and TSC United was subsequently abandoned.

A spokesman for the Swans legend said he was acting in self-defence and witnesses will back that up.

The statement read: “‘Ashley had been assaulted and was defending himself.

“We have 45 witnesses – including people associated with the two teams who were about to use the pitch – who will back up our version of events and we will defend Ashley vigorously.”

The Manchester FA investigated the matter following a series of complaints.

It has charged Ashley Williams with “improper conduct including violent conduct and threatening and/or abusive language/behaviour”.

To Read Daily News, click here

About the author


Add Comment

By Patrick

Get in touch

Content and images available on this website is supplied by contributors. As such we do not hold or accept liability for the content, views or references used. For any complaints please contact Use of this website signifies your agreement to our terms of use. We do our best to ensure that all information on the Website is accurate. If you find any inaccurate information on the Website please us know by sending an email to and we will correct it, where we agree, as soon as practicable. We do not accept liability for any user-generated or user submitted content – if there are any copyright violations please notify us at – any media used will be removed providing proof of content ownership can be provided. For any DMCA requests under the digital millennium copyright act please contact with the subject DMCA Request.
Contact us: