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Sarri facing FA charge

24th April 2019, 15:01 by Bobbie Jackson

The Football Association has charged Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri with misconduct 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".

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.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Bobbie Jackson is a reporter with an in-depth knowledge of football at all levels. A Blackpool supporter, Bobbie is also a keen rugby union, boxing, MMA and UFC follower.

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