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FA charges Norwich's Olsson

The Football Association has charged Norwich City defender Martin Olsson in relation to an incident which occurred during the game against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday.

It is alleged that Olsson's action in making physical contact with the referee Simon Hooper immediately prior to being shown a red card and for his behaviour as he left the field of play amounted to improper conduct, which occurred outside the jurisdiction of the match officials. Sweden left-back Olsson has until 6pm on Thursday to respond to the charge.

The 26-year-old was sent off after receiving the second of two yellow cards at Molineux.

Olsson was booked for a second time for a tug on Rajiv van La Parra, with Wolves scoring what proved to be the winner moments later.

The Swede is already suspended for Saturday's league visit of Watford, but faces a lengthier FA ban after being charged.

Norwich midfielder Bradley Johnson said: "He's apologised to us. He's a top professional and he works his socks off for the team, so he's disappointed, as we all are, with the result."