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Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has been charged with improper conduct after he was sent to the stands during Monday’s 2-2 draw at home to Burnley.
Sarri left his technical area to approach referee Kevin Friend after a decision went against his side during the closing minutes at Stamford Bridge, and he has now been charged by the Football Association.
Chelsea lodged a complaint with the officials after the draw and said Sarri was taunted by the Burnley bench amid allegations he was called a “s–t Italian”.
Sarri has until 6 p.m. BST on Friday to appeal the FA’s decision.
A melee erupted at the referee’s final whistle as Antonio Rudiger who missed the game through injury was incensed at some members of Sean Dyche’s coaching staff.
According to reports, insults were hurled at the Chelsea boss from the Burnley bench which enraged Rudiger to the point that he wanted to fight.
However, Burnley boss Sean Dyche made light of the incident and revealed that he didn’t really notice what went wrong after the game.
Sean Dyche was asked: What is your opinion on Sarri encroaching into your dug-out during the game?
The Burley boss responded: “I know Gianfranco (Zola) a little bit. He is a fantastic fella, he took over me from Watford and I have always got on with him and he said to me at half time that he (Sarri) is not quite getting it. I said ‘he keeps coming over into my thing. It wasn’t really bothering me but there has got to be a moment and he said that he does not quite get it, the reality of the technical area.
“Apparently in Italy they are a lot bigger. He has been here a while mind. I said fine so I accepted it. It wasn’t anything to do with us why he got sent off, that was him.”