Thursday, 5 March 2020

Ancelotti accepts FA misconduct charge

Carlo Ancelotti shouting at referee Chris Kavanagh after Sunday's 1-1 draw with Manchester United

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has been fined £8,000 after accepting his Football Association charge of misconduct following his red card after Sunday's draw with Manchester United.

The Italian approached referee Chris Kavanagh following the final whistle after Dominic Calvert-Lewin's late goal was ruled out for offside.

He became the first manager to be shown a red card in the Premier League.

By accepting the charge, the 60-year-old avoids a touchline ban.

Ancelotti said after the 1-1 draw at Goodison Park that he was not disrespectful to Kavanagh, whose initial decision to award the stoppage-time goal was reversed by the video assistant referee because Everton's Gylfi Sigurdsson was lying offside in front of United goalkeeper David de Gea.

Ancelotti said he also had a subsequent, private conversation in which he spoke to the referee "calmly".

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