Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association for his actions in the 2-2 draw with Burnley.
Sarri was sent to the stands in stoppage time during a fractious encounter at Stamford Bridge, although assistant Gianfranco Zola felt the decision was harsh as his fellow Italian “was just trying to tell our players to get in position”.
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The FA has said in a statement: “Maurizio Sarri has been charged with misconduct in relation to his behaviour in the 94th minute of Monday’s (22/04/2019) Premier League fixture between Chelsea and Burnley. “The Chelsea manager has until 18:00 on Friday (26/04/2019) to provide a response.” In a separate incident, referee Kevin Friend is understood to have received a complaint over claims of racial abuse directed by members of Burnley’s backroom staff towards Sarri.
The alleged abuse aimed at the 60-year-old was included in Friend’s report in a tense fixture where David Luiz squared up to Ashley Westwood during a melee in the tunnel following the final whistle.Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.