Chelsea news: Maurizio Sarri hit with misconduct charge for behaviour during Burnley draw
Maurizio Sarri has been charged with misconduct following his touchline dismissal during Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Burnley, the FA has confirmed.
Ugly scenes broke out towards the end of the Stamford Bridge clash on Monday night after the Blues boss was sent to the stands in stoppage time.
The FA said in a statement: “Maurizio Sarri has been charged with misconduct in relation to his behaviour in the 94th minute of Monday’s Premier League fixture between Chelsea and Burnley.
“The Chelsea manager has until 18:00 on Friday to provide a response.”
Reports have since emerged claiming Sarri was repeatedly called a ‘s*** Italian’ by members of Burnley’s backroom staff and Chelsea are believed to have lodged a formal complaint.
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Chelsea assistant Gianfranco Zola confirmed Sarri was left offended by the alleged insults.
“I think he’s been offended as well, so he didn’t feel it was the right thing to do, to speak to you,” Zola said after the game.
“I think he’s been told something from their bench, but don’t ask me exactly what. I don’t want to go down that line, but we’ll see what we can do about that.
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“I think there will be a follow [up] on that. Maurizio felt very unhappy. We understand it’s a football game. You say words because of the adrenaline, but he wasn’t particularly happy.”
The alleged abuse aimed at Sarri was included in referee Kevin Friend’s report in a tense fixture where David Luiz squared up to Ashley Westwood during a tunnel melee at full-time.
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