Newcastle United hit with FA charge over Under-18s kit

Newcastle United have been hit with an Football Association charge over an alleged breach of kit and advertising regulations.
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The charge relates to the club's Under-18s reportedly wearing a strip containing the logos of club sponsor Fun88.

A club statement said: "Newcastle United have been charged for their Under-18s team wearing football shirts bearing the logo of a betting company, in breach of the FA's kit and advertising regulations.

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"The club have until 6pm on 27 March 2018 to respond to the charge."

Newcastle announced last summer that they had signed a three-year deal with Far Eastern gaming company Fun88 to become their primary partner.