Hull appeal against FA charge

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Hull City have launched an appeal against a Football Association charge of failing to control their players in the Premier League clash with fellow strugglers Leicester City earlier this month.

The FA charged Hull following a flashpoint in the 68th minute of the goalless draw at the King Power Stadium after referee Jon Moss booked Alex Bruce for a strong challenge on Riyad Mahrez, which prompted an angry reaction from visiting players.

Hull posted on Twitter on Monday: "The Tigers have denied and appealed against the Football Association charge of failing to control their players during the Barclays Premier League fixture against Leicester City on Saturday 14 March.

"The appeal will be heard by an independent regulatory commission."

Steve Bruce hit out at Leicester's "whinging" and the manner in which they surrounded his son in what he felt was an attempt to get the defender sent off.

The Hull boss vowed to "vigorously defend" the action of his players, who surrounding referee Moss to protest against his decision, and the club must now wait to discover whether they face punishment.