Arsenal Women charged by FA for alleged 'act of discrimination'

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Arsenal Women have been charged by the Football Association for allegedly "carrying out an act of discrimination by reason of disability".

The charge relates to the dismissal of a former employee in 2014.

An FA statement said the discriminatory act "was not otherwise permitted both by law and FA rules and regulations."

A spokesperson for Arsenal Women told BBC Sport: "We refute any suggestion of discrimination in this case and will defend the charge accordingly."

The club has until 20 August to formally respond to the FA charge.

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