Tuesday 16 October 2018

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte handed FA fine after berating referee in Swansea game

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was sent to the stands by referee Neil Swarbrick during the match against Swansea
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was sent to the stands by referee Neil Swarbrick during the match against Swansea

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has been fined £8,000 after admitting a Football Association misconduct charge following his sending-off against Swansea.

The Italian was sent to the stands by referee Neil Swarbrick towards the end of the first half in Chelsea's 1-0 victory after furiously protesting against the award of a Swansea goal-kick.

Conte apologised to Swarbrick and fourth official Lee Mason following the match at Stamford Bridge on November 29.

The Football Association announced: " Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has been fined £8,000 after he admitted an FA misconduct charge and accepted the standard penalty.

"It follows his sending-off against Swansea City on 29 November."

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