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Charlie Adam facing FA charge for allegedly stomping on Olivier Giroud

Mar 3, 2014, 8:21 PM EDT

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Charlie Adam could be facing disciplinary action from the FA after allegedly raking his foot over the leg of Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud.

The Stoke man was part of his team’s 1-0 defeat of the Gunners, and the foul was not seen during the game. Video has surfaced of the incident, however, which has the FA looking into the matter.

Stoke released a statement of surprise:

“Charlie and the club are surprised and disappointed to learn of this and will appeal vigorously against the decision.”

There’s a Zapruder-like film making its way around the Internet that would not seem to favor any claims of innocence. Perhaps worse: it may be the second most egregious stamp a Stoke player put on Giroud during the match, as Glenn Whelan put his foot squarely on a down Giroud’s leg.

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