Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has been punished by the Football Association following an incident that occurred during their game with Swansea.
The Italian has been charged with misconduct after he was sent to the stands during Chelsea’s 1-0 win over the Swans.
The manager was clearly incited by a goal-kick decision from the official and made his opinion very much clear on the sidelines.
Though, that lead to his dismissal and he was sent to the stands before even being sent down the tunnel, away from the game.
Conte has until 6pm on Tuesday to respond to the charge and could potentially appeal the decision.
While the details of the charge have not yet been revealed, it seems to be that it is only a monetary charge and will not face a touchline ban.
Conte did feel sorry following the game against Swansea and made it clear in his post-match interviews that he regretted what he did.
“After the game, I think it’s right to apologise,” Conte said in his press conference.
“I saw that Swansea were wasting time. I said this to the fourth official. I was frustrated.”
“I tried to tell again. Then the referee took this decision. I apologise for this.”
“I was frustrated for this situation. I tried to tell again and the referee reacted to this situation.”
“For this, I apologise, for sure I made a mistake but I suffer during the game. I suffer with my players, it is a pity.”
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) November 30, 2017
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