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Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan accepts Football Association charge

Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan accepts an FA misconduct charge after making offensive comments about Chinese and Jewish people.

Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan has accepted a Football Association misconduct charge following comments that he made about Chinese and Jewish people.

The 78-year-old made the controversial comments last month during an interview with a national newspaper.

Whelan was given until December 5 to respond to the charge, though he was given an extension to this deadline after contacting the FA.

The Bradford-born businessman is understood to have requested a non-personal hearing.

Whelan, who bought Wigan back in 1995, recently claimed that he would quit the club if he is found guilty by the FA.

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Wigan chairman Dave Whelan looks on during the FA Cup Quarter-Final match between Manchester City and Wigan Athletic at the Etihad Stadium on March 9, 2014
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