Charlie Eccleshare has reported that both Cristian Stellini and Roberto De Zerbi will get away without a touchline ban despite their red cards in the Tottenham vs Brighton match last week.
The FA released details of the charges against Spurs and Brighton, but made no mention of the red cards or any subsequent suspensions – with Eccleshare seemingly reading between the lines.
De Zerbi was fired up even before the first whistle at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium when he marched up to Stellini and wagged his finger in his face, somewhat surprisingly.
Brighton were then on the wrong end of some woeful refereeing and VAR decisions throughout the match, which cost them at least a point.
In the 58th minute, the two benches clashed and a scuffle broke out which resulted in both Stellini and De Zerbi getting their marching orders.
However, it appears both may be back on the touchline this weekend.
No touchline ban for Stellini or De Zerbi. https://t.co/JYrg12vyup
— Charlie Eccleshare (@CDEccleshare) April 12, 2023
Spurs Web Opinion:
It certainly would have been unfair for Stellini to get a suspension when he literally walked away and had nothing to do with the altercation.
I understand why the managers were punished for failing to control their staff on the day, but a suspension seems a bit far.
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