Aston Villa captain Micah Richards hit with FA charge after Swansea clash

The charge follows an incident in the tunnel at the end of Villa's 2-1 defeat to Swansea on Saturday

The tunnel was seen to be shaking from side to side after the teams entered it at the final whistle with Richards still angry following a clash with Federico Fernandez during the game

The FA studied that initial incident and decided not to take any action against Richards or Fernandez as the panel did not find either player had committed an act of violent conduct

However, Richards will face action after continuing the argument after the match

It is another blow to Villa, who are bottom of the Barclays Premier League and sacked manager Tim Sherwood on Sunday after their sixth straight defeat

Richards has until 6pm on Thursday to reply to his charge

Source : PA

Source: PA