Watford midfielder Imran Louza has been accused by the Football Association of spitting at an opposing player.
Morocco international Louza, 23, is said to have spat at Swansea’s Ryan Manning during Watford’s recent 2-1 home defeat by the Welsh club.
A statement on the FA spokesman’s Twitter feed read: “Watford FC’s Imran Louza has been charged with breaching FA Rule E1.1 following their EFL Championship match against Swansea City FC on Wednesday 5 October 2022 .
“The midfielder is alleged to have spat on an opposing player towards the end of this game and he has until Thursday 13 October 2022 to respond.”
Swansea are said to have made a formal complaint to referee Tim Robinson after the game.
Louza has made 25 appearances in all competitions for Watford since joining them for an undisclosed fee from Ligue 1 Nantes in June 2021, including three this season in the Championship.