Chelsea owner Thomas Tuchel fined for criticizing the referee

03 Sep 2022 | 08:35 | Football

Thomas Tuchel was fined £20,000 ($23,000) and warned about his future behavior on Wednesday after the Chelsea manager suggested referee Anthony Taylor should not be allowed to officiate his matches. club. Tuchel has admitted to an allegation by the Football Association of improper conduct following his comments about Taylor following Chelsea’s stormy 2-2 draw with Tottenham in the Premier League in August.

“An independent management committee has ordered Chelsea’s Thomas Tuchel to be fined £20,000 and warned of his future conduct for breaching FA Rule E3.1 during Sunday’s post-match press conference, August 14, 2022,” an FA statement said.

“The manager admits that his comments after the Premier League game against Tottenham were inappropriate behavior as they implied bias, questioned the integrity of the match referee and made the game unsettled. bad.”

Tuchel was furious after Taylor’s two key decisions against Chelsea and resulted in Tottenham’s goal in the London derby.

Taylor failed to award a free kick for fouling the Chelsea striker Kai Havertz in the process of building Tottenham’s first equalizer by Pierre-Emile HojbjergThe man with the shot was allowed to stand even though there was a strong offside case against Richarlison.

Harry KaneThe visitors’ equalizer in injury time came from the Tottenham defender Cristian Romero avoided punishment for pulling Chelsea’s Marc Cucurella’s hair to the ground despite a VAR check.

Tuchel and Tottenham manager Antonio Conte were both sent off after the final whistle blew after a head-on collision, and the German received a one-match ban.

When asked if Taylor should referee for the Blues again, Tuchel said: “Maybe it would be better, maybe it would be better.

“I don’t think only some fans think so; I can assure you that our entire dressing room, everyone thinks so.

“It’s not just the fans. You know the players, they know what’s going on when they’re on the pitch. They know it.”

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VAR official Mike Dean later admitted he should have asked Taylor to review the Romero-Cucurella incident.

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