Jewell denies sexist remarks

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Paul Jewell has vehemently denied that his criticism of assistant referee Amy Fearn following Ipswich's defeat to Birmingham on Wednesday night contained a sexist remark.

Jewell said after the match, in response to the comment 'I think everyone to a man thought it was a penalty': "Unfortunately to every man, but not a woman. Although the referee didn't have a good view, I thought the lineswoman, or whatever she's called, had a great view."

Now Jewell has hit back saying he does not expect any action from the Football Association - and will fight any charge if it does arrive. He told the official Ipswich website: "I absolutely refute suggestions that my comments were made in a sexist way."

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