Soccer: Holloway to plead guilty to FA charge

QPR manager Ian Holloway will plead guilty to a Football Association charge of bringing the game into disrepute.

QPR manager Ian Holloway will plead guilty to a Football Association charge of bringing the game into disrepute.

Holloway was furious with referee George Cain’s decision to show the red card to Richard Pacquette during the 1-1 draw at Cardiff last month.

But he has apologised for his conduct and will accept his punishment, saying: ‘‘The refereeing was very one-sided but I will take my medicine.

‘‘I got incensed and said one or two swear words I’m not allowed to say. It’s ironic you can get sweared at and intimidated all day and if you show emotion you’re in trouble.

‘‘I’m pleading guilty and I have apologised to the referee, but football is about passion and the day I don’t care is the day I give up.’’

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