LONDON (AP) " Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has been charged with using discriminatory language toward an opponent during a game in England's second-tier League Championship.
The Football Association said Tuesday that the England international "used abusive and/or insulting words" that included "reference to ethnic origin and/or race and/or nationality."
The incident took place near the end of Newcastle's 2-0 home loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sept. 17.
Shelvey has until Nov. 16 to respond.
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