Grimsby's Whitehouse charged with using racist language during Cobblers fixture

Elliott Whitehouse.Elliott Whitehouse.
Elliott Whitehouse. | Getty
Incident occurred during home fixture in November

Grimsby Town midfielder Elliott Whitehouse has been charged by the Football Association with using racist language during a game against the Cobblers.

The 26-year-old is alleged to have used abusive and/or insulting words towards a Northampton Town player during a League Two fixture earlier this season. The Cobblers won the game 2-0 at the PTS.

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Whitehouse has been charged with an aggravated breach of FA rules, because he is alleged to have made a reference to race and/or ethnic origin and/or nationality. He has until 4 May to respond.

Whitehouse has scored three goals in 38 appearances for the Mariners this season.

Grimsby have said they will "make no further comment about the matter at this time".