Holloway accepts FA charge

Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway will not contest a Football

Association charge of improper conduct.

Holloway came onto the pitch at the end of his side’s 2-2 draw

with Leeds to confront United forward Luke Varney and the match


The Palace boss was angered by referee Dean Whitehouse’s

decision not to send off Varney and team-mate Stephen Warnock for

perceived red card offences.

But Holloway admits he went too far and will accept the charge,

while also confirming he will speak with Wilfried Zaha.

The winger, back on loan at Selhurst Park as part of his

transfer deal to Manchester United, is also accused of improper

conduct after a gesture made towards the travelling supporters was

caught on camera.

“I won’t be appealing to the charge. I was shouting that was

wrong and I must be a role model. I will move on, as will Wilf,”

said Holloway.

“We are a well-run football club and we will deal with the issue

concerning Wilf in the right way. I don’t expect him to get a


“There were incidents in the game that were not dealt with in

the right way. That is now in the past and we have to get on with


Meanwhile, the Eagles’ Championship game with Millwall,

originally due to be played at The Den on Saturday 13 April, has

been rescheduled for Tuesday 30 April, kick-off 7:45pm.

This is due to Millwall’s continued involvement in the FA Cup

over that weekend, where they will face Wigan in the semi-finals of

the competition.