Date: 20th February 2018 at 7:06pm
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West Ham United have been charged with misconduct over the FA’s rule on anti-doping.

Sam Inkersole, reporter for Football.London, quoted from the club statement on his official Twitter feed and stated that it was a matter involving the club’s administration over the FA’s whereabouts policy and nothing to do with a player.

As quoted by the Football.London writer, the club responded to the news and said: “The breach relates to administrative oversights on The FA’s whereabouts system. We would like to make it clear that the breach is a Club administrative matter and does not concern any of our players.”

Both Manchester City and Bournemouth have been hit with fines in the past due to the breach of regualtion14(d) and handed penalties of £35,000.

The Hammers have not been having an easy time of it lately, particularly with matters off the pitch.

David Moyes has had to deal with a spate of injuries to a number of key players which has hampered his ability to regularly field his strongest XI.

As such the club has had a season-long battle against relegation, and despite steering their way clear of the drop, results lately have meant that they have once more nose-dived back into the danger zone and face the very real threat of having to play Championship football next season.

And supporters of the Irons are not happy with this latest announcement – many of them feeling that this typifies the bad luck the team has encountered all season.

Here is a selection of Twitter responses to the breaking news:

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