“I was asking the fourth official Moss who, my understanding is, should know that information.”
However, Hughes believes challenging the charge would be useless and is set to accept his punishment, which is likely to be a fine, rather than risk a heavier punishment.
“I didn’t think I’d win,” he said. “I think the FA has something like a 98 per cent strike rate.
“I would rather give the money to my grandchildren.”