Nottingham Forest and West Brom fans react on Twitter to Dwight Gayle FA charge

WBA player Dwight Gayle is fouled for a penalty in the last minutes of the game during the Sky Bet Championship EPL match between West Bromwich Albion and Nottingham Forest at The...

The Baggies striker, on loan from Newcastle, has been charged with "successful deception of a match official" following Tuesday's 2-2 draw.

WBA player Dwight Gayle is fouled for a penalty in the last minutes of the game during the Sky Bet Championship EPL match between West Bromwich Albion and Nottingham Forest at The...

West Bromwich Albion striker Dwight Gayle has been charged by the Football Association for "successful deception of a match official" following his side's 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest on Tuesday night.

The FA allege that the 28-year-old, who is on loan at West Brom from Newcastle United, committed an act of simulation to win a penalty in the 89th minute of the Championship game at The Hawthorns.

Gayle went down in the box, seemingly under a challenge from Alexander Milosevic, and referee Lee Mason awarded a spot kick to the hosts, although replays appeared to show there was little to no contact.

 

Forest, who were leading 2-1 at the time, were pegged back as Jay Rodriguez converted his spot kick, leading to a share of the spoils and a lot of criticism on social media, as can be seen on this WBA Twitter update.

Gayle has until 6pm on Thursday to respond to the charge.

After the news was confirmed by the West Brom website, which also posted the article on its Twitter account, there was a fair bit of reaction from Baggies and Forest fans alike:

FA rules introduced in 2017 allow players to be retrospectively charged if they win a significant advantage by diving, and footballers found guilty face a two-game ban.

Dwight Gayle of West Bromwich Albion reacts  during the Sky Bet Championship match between West Bromwich Albion and  Nottingham Forest at The Hawthorns on February 12, 2019 in West...

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