Date: 2nd November 2007 at 11:09am
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Wednesday chairman Dave Allen has escaped punishment from the Football Association (FA) over remarks made to Owls supporters recently.

Allen took time to call a special press conference to refer to members of fans group Wednesdayite as ‘scum’ and ‘cretins’, even referring to one woman as a ‘venemous bitch’ following takeover talk earlier this season.

And the Owls supremo was hauled before the FA’s disciplinary panel yesterday to face the charges put against him of using abusive and/or insulting words at the press conference in July.

But Allen was only issued a warning about his future conduct by the hearing panel, who insisted that although the language used was abusive, it hadn’t brought the game in to disrepute.

‘The commission felt that, considering the background circumstances and the provocation involved, Mr Allen should be warned about his future conduct,’ said an FA spokesman.