Report: Conte charged by FA for ‘improper’ behaviour – Has 3 days to respond

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Antonio Conte
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Antonio Conte has been charged by the FA for improper behaviour in Tottenham’s 2-2 London derby against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

The Spurs boss squared up to his Chelsea counterpart, Thomas Tuchel, twice throughout the match – after Hojbjerg’s equaliser and during the full-time handshakes.

While Anthony Taylor showed both men a yellow card for the first offence, the second came with a straight red and a potential future match ban.

Alasdair Gold from Football London had predicted that Spurs would appeal against the red card in order to avoid such a ban, with a match against Wolves this weekend.

However, Conte and Tuchel have both now been formally charged by the FA under Rule E3, citing their ‘improper behaviour’ during the Battle of the Bridge Volume II.

The announcement reveals that Spurs and Conte have until Thursday 18 August to issue a response to the charge.

Spurs Web Opinion:

That is completely fair enough. I would argue that Conte incited the first coming together and Tuchel definitely incited the second. Even a yellow for each occasion would have still warranted a red card and a match ban, so perhaps the managers will just have to take their medicine on this one.

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