- Maurizio Sarri faces a heavy fine after being charged by the FA for his actions against Burnley
- The Italian chief has been slapped with a misconduct charge after being sent-off by referee Kevin Friend
- Sarri has until 18:00 on Friday, April 26, to provide a response
Maurizio Sarri is likely to be handed a heavy fine by the FA for his conduct during Chelsea clash with Burnley on Monday, April 22, at Stamford Bridge.
According to UK Sun, the 60-year-old Italian manager, who was sent off by referee Kevin Friend during the closing moments of the 2-2 draw is now facing a misconduct charge after
The Chelsea boss revealed he was left ‘frustrated and offended’ by Burnley technical crew after he reacted to a tussle involving Mateo Kovacic and Jack Cork.
Sarri stressed he was repeatedly called an "s*** Italian" by members of Burnley’s bench.
However, the Italian have until Friday, April 26, to respond to the FA’s misconduct charge.
"Maurizio Sarri has been charged with misconduct in relation to his behaviour in the 94th minute of Monday’s [22/04/2019] Premier League fixture between Chelsea and Burnley.
"The Chelsea manager has until 18:00 on Friday [26/04/2019] to provide a response,” an FA statement read in part.
Reacting after the match at Stamford Bridge, Sarri's assistant Gianfranco Zola hinted that the boss is sad with all that happened during the game.
"I think there will be a follow up on that. Maurizio felt very unhappy,” Zola said.
“We understand it's a football game. You say words because of the adrenalin, but he wasn't particularly happy.
“If Maurizio said that, then probably it is something that could have been avoided,” he said, even as explained why Sarri avoided the post-match press conference.
“He’s very frustrated, so he’d prefer not to come over.
“He’s been sent off. I think he’s been offended as well, so he didn’t feel it was right.
“But you can understand. He’s frustrated at the game, frustrated at being sent off and the other thing,” Zola added.
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