Nigel Pearson: Leicester manager accepts FA charge

Pearson was caught on camera making the comments towards a fan during the 3-1 defeat to Liverpool at the start of December

Nigel Pearson has accepted a Football Association charge of using insulting words towards a fan after a bust-up during the Foxes’ recent 3-1 loss to Liverpool .

The FA confirmed the 51-year-old has accepted the charge of using “abusive and/or insulting words towards a spectator” and has requested a personal hearing.

After video emerged of the incident an unrepentant Pearson refused to apologise to the fans, dismissing calls from the Leicester City Supporters Club.

Pearson said in the wake of the incident: “I have had run-ins with fans in the past and in the heat of the moment these things happen and there won’t be any apology.”

He added: “If people were offended by what happened in some ways that is regrettable, but there’s no need for me to apologise to someone of that ilk.”

The heat has increased on the Foxes boss following an awful run of results which has seen his side take just two points from their last 11 Barclays Premier League games.

They lie three points adrift at the bottom of the table ahead of a trip to fourth-placed West Ham on Saturday.