A six-match stadium ban and £30,000 fine has been slapped on Chelsea’s assistant coach Rui Faria. Jose Mourinho’s assistant had an altercation with match officials during Chelsea’s 2-1 loss to Sunderland. Faria was furious after referee Mike Dean awarded a late penalty to the Black Cats at Stamford Bridge and confronted him and fourth official Phil Dowd.
He later admitted to two charges of misconduct at a non-personal hearing. “Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing today, Chelsea’s Rui Faria has been given a six-match stadium ban with immediate effect, subject to any appeal, after he admitted two breaches of FA Rules,” an FA statement read. Things are going south at an alarming rate for Chelsea at the moment, this is another wound they have to lick.
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