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After Cesar Azpilicueta put Chelsea in front against Watford on Saturday, Chelsea boss Antonio Conte jumped into the stands and celebrated with the fans – an act he has done a couple of times since he became Chelsea boss.

Former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino questions why the Italian is able to escape sanctions for going into the crowd when players are booked for the same thing.

“Should managers be punished for jumping into the crowd to celebrate a goal?” Cascarino wrote in his column for The Times.

“It strikes me as strange that players are routinely booked for overcelebrating yet managers get away with it.

“Antonio Conte is the most recent manager to celebrate by diving into the fans on Saturday, and that was a Premier League game at home to Watford — it was not as if they had just won the cup.

“It is more understandable for a player to do it; there is a huge release of emotion and adrenaline after you have scored.

“It is hard to control yourself in the seconds afterwards and yet the referee will be straight over with a card if you go too far.

“Managers obviously feel passion too, but it still seems strange that they can get away with it.”


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