English FA Publish Reasons for Punishing Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte
The managers of Chelsea Football Club and Tottenham Hotspur, Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte have written to the English Football Association.
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Both managers were given until Thursday, August 25th, 2022 by the association to appeal the punishment issued to them. The managers were fined following their brawl after the game between Chelsea and Tottenham which was played at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, August 14th, 2022.
Tuchel and Conte admitted their wrongdoing and also said that they could have done better in their decision-making after the game. However, the Chelsea manager was charged with a breach of the FA rule E3 in relation to comments he made during his press conference about referee Anthony Taylor.
It is alleged that Tuchel's comments constitute improper conduct as contrary to FA Rule E3.1, they imply bias and/or question the integrity of the match referee and/or bring the game into disrepute.
Chelsea will now have to decide if they will appeal the decision by the FA, this will determine when the touchline ban will take effect.