Tottenham defender Michael Dawson has denied a charge of improper conduct and requested a personal hearing, the Football Association have announced.
The centre-half was charged yesterday and could face an increased ban as Tottenham bid to recover from their worst ever start to a league season.
Dawson was dismissed in stoppage-time of the defeat by Stoke on Sunday and the charge relates to how he reacted when referee Lee Mason showed the red card.
An FA statement said: “Tottenham Hotspur defender Michael Dawson has denied a charge of improper conduct and requested a personal hearing.”
A regulatory commission will hear the case tomorrow.