LONDON (AP) — Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte have been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association after they got into a brawl at Stamford Bridge after Chelsea played Tottenham on Sunday.
When the traditional handshake went awry and turned to pushing and pushing, the managers went head-to-head after the final whistle in a hard-fought 2-2 draw. Both coaches were shown red cards.
The FA announced on Monday that Chelsea’s Tuchel and Tottenham’s Conte have been charged with breaking the rules of conduct, which could lead to suspension.
The FA said: “Both coaches were said to have behaved inappropriately after the game.
The manager should respond by Thursday.
Tuchel could also get in trouble for his inflammatory comments about referees.
Most of the post-match focus was on the angry exchanges between Tuchel and Conte during and after the match. However, Tuchel also criticized referee Anthony Taylor at the post-match press conference, saying that “perhaps it would be better” if Taylor was no longer in charge of any match involving Chelsea.
Regarding the perception of some fans that Taylor had a history of making decisions against Chelsea, Tuchel said: I believe”
The FA investigated those comments and raised the possibility that even Tuchel could be “punished” for speaking out against Taylor.
Tuchel was unhappy that an apparent foul by Tottenham’s Rodrigo Bentancourt on Chelsea’s Kai Havertz was overlooked by the referee before Tottenham’s equalizer. Cristian Romero was surprised not to get a penalty for pulling Chelsea’s Marc Cucurella’s hair in the corner before Harry Kane’s second Tottenham equalizer in the sixth minute of stoppage time.
Tuchel described it as “a very big misunderstanding of the situation”.
Meanwhile, Conte used his Instagram account to continue his feud with Tuchel, which exploded after Tottenham won 1–1. Coaching staff and alternates.
When Tuchel and Conte shook hands on the field after the final whistle, Tuchel appeared to hold hands, hinting that Conte was looking him in the eye. They squared off again and screamed into each other’s faces.
In a post on his Instagram account, Conte posted a photo of Tuchel running in front of him to celebrate Reece James’ goal to give Chelsea a 2-1 lead. rice field. It would have been natural to stumble…” followed by three crying emojis.
FA charges Chelsea and Tottenham managers for inappropriate behavior after brawl
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