Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has been fined £8,000 after accepting a misconduct charge, the Football Association has announced.
The charge relates to the Italian’s dismissal from the touchline during the closing stages of Chelsea’s 2-2 draw against Burnley at Stamford Bridge on Monday night.
Sarri was sent off after he went out of his technical area to contest a decision made by referee Kevin Friend.
A statement from the FA read: ‘Maurizio Sarri has been fined £8,000 after he admitted a misconduct charge from the FA and accepted the standard penalty.
Assistant coach Gianfranco Zola explains that Maurizio Sarri is frustrated about the game and being sent-off. He adds that Chelsea tried everything to win but there was too much wasting of time. #CHEBUR
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‘It concerned his behaviour in the 94th minute of Monday’s game between Chelsea and Burnley in the Premier League.’
The former Napoli man was frequently involved in exchanges with Burnley boss Sean Dyche during the game, while Chelsea complained to the FA afterwards that a member of the Clarets’ coaching staff had referred to Sarri as a ‘s*** Italian.’
Chelsea later released a statement that read:
‘Issues arising between both benches during Monday night’s match have been resolved between the coaches and clubs, and a line has been drawn under the matter.’
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