English Championship and Bournemouth midfielder Jefferson Lerma has been accused of biting an unnamed Sheffield Wednesday FC player.
The English FA confirmed the incident happened on 3 November in an EFL Cup encounter, and the Colombia international has until 24 December to plead innocent or guilty.
English FA statement:
"AFC Bournemouth's Jefferson Lerma has been charged with a breach of FA Rule E3.
"It is alleged that the midfielder committed an act of violent conduct by biting a Sheffield Wednesday FC player during the 83rd minute of an EFL Championship game on Tuesday 3 November 2020.
"Jefferson Lerma has until Thursday 24 December 2020 to provide a response.”
Meanwhile, Lerma has quickly sworn innocence, with his club Bournemouth standing by the 26-year-old’s side.
"AFC Bournemouth fully support Jefferson and will continue to do so throughout the process.”