Stoke boss says Spurs player's Tweet should lead to disrepute charge

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes is unimpressed with Tottenham Hotspur midfielder's messaging on social media.

Charlie Adam had to field accusations that he has it in for Tottenham Hotspur after a studs-up challenge on Paulinho led to the Brazilian succumbing to injury when Spurs defeated Stoke City by 3-0 on the last bill of Premier League matches in 2013.

Adam, of course, vehemently refuted the notion.

But the Spurs roster remained unconvinced, with Sandro leaving a light-hearted message intended for Adam on Twitter and Instagram indicating 'the beast is watching you'. Attached, was a photo of Sandro taken during Tottenham's Hallowe'en pranks a couple of months ago.

Stoke manager Mark Hughes does not believe there is a funny side and claims it could be worthy of a disrepute charge from the FA.

He told The Sentinel: 'We don't appreciate some of their [Tottenham] players Twittering on their own sites about 'Waiting for Charlie'. I think that has the potential for a disrepute charge in itself, so we'll see if that's responded to.'

On whether Adam has it in for Tottenham, Hughes added: 'Why would he? It doesn't make sense but there's a lot of good players who couldn't tackle.'

This is the photograph that appears to have offended Hughes:

image: © simonw92

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