Fulham boss Marco Silva faces charge AGAIN after referee outburst after Man United defeat
Fulham boss Marco Silva is charged AGAIN after angry comments after the game against Chris Kavanagh after the FA Cup defeat by Manchester United, having already been charged with abusive behavior towards match officials
- Marco Silva has received another charge over Fulham’s defeat by Man United
- The Fulham manager was one of three people sent to Fulham
- His most recent charge is making angry remarks about the referee in an interview
Fulham boss Marco Silva has received another charge in connection with the FA Cup defeat by Manchester United.
Silva, along with Aleksandar Mitrovic and Willian, were sent off during the chaotic 3-1 defeat at Old Trafford earlier this month.
After the loss, Silva gave an explosive post-match interview in which he knocked out Chris Kavanagh and explained how his side had been “unlucky” with the referee this season and apparently implied he wasn’t treating either side equally that day.
The FA have now charged the Portuguese manager with misconduct for making comments that “imply bias and/or question the integrity of the match official and/or bring the game into disrepute”.
It comes on top of previous charges of abusive behavior towards match officials and allegedly throwing a water bottle at the assistant referee in the same match.
Marco Silva has been charged again after Fulham’s departure from the FA Cup to Man United
Silva has been charged with post-match comments about referee Chris Kavanagh after he was previously charged with allegedly engaging in abusive behavior and throwing a water bottle
Fulham had taken the lead through Mitrovic after 50 minutes but the game ended for the Cottagers when Willian was shown the red card for thwarting a clear scoring opportunity with a handball on the line.
Silva was the first to confront Kavanagh as he went to the pitchside monitor to review the incident.
The guests then completely lost their heads, Mitrovic was sent off for a shove from the referee.
Mitrovic is expected to suffer the heaviest penalty after the FA said the standard T-three game suspension was “clearly inadequate”.
However, Silva could also face a hefty fine following his charges by the FA.
The Fulham boss said in his post-match interview: “It’s hard for us to understand. Unfortunately we’ve had a lot of bad luck this season with Chris Kavanagh, a lot of moments.
‘Chris was in a game we played at West Ham where we lost with two clear handballs. We have received the apology for the errors. The last game in Leeds in the FA Cup it was him again. And for a game that’s the quarter-finals, it’s him again.’
Silva was the first to be sent off before Willian and Aleksandar Mitrovic both showed red cards
Aleksandar Mitrovic faces the heaviest penalty after his red card against Man United
Silva was also unhappy that VAR didn’t intervene when Fulham called for an early penalty for Luke Shaw’s challenge against Mitrovic and suggested officials buckled under the pressure.
“It’s the first moments of the game, it’s a clear penalty for Mitro,” he added. “Luke Shaw pushed Mitro. The referee is able to safely see the VAR in his office. Nobody checks, nobody sees, nobody wants to see.
“It can’t be a quarter-final and both teams have to have the same conditions.
“There is pressure to play United away at Old Trafford. The referee sometimes feels the pressure because he’s here. It’s really difficult to accept the things that are happening week after week this season.
“Up until that moment, up until the penalty and the red card, we were clearly the best team on the pitch. We dominated them for 70 minutes, up to this moment we were clearly able to keep up with them.”
Silva admitted to having left his technical area but denied saying anything unusual to Kavanagh to justify a red card and also downplayed suggestions Mitrovic faces a lengthy suspension.
Silva said his Fulham side were “unlucky” when Kavanagh was a referee this season
“I don’t think so,” he said. “I saw the picture and spoke to Mitro. It’s a moment for him to control emotions. He pushed the referee but I didn’t see it as bad as you tell me. But I hope that the people who are going to choose will choose fairly.
“In all moments we should control the emotions of the game. Of course we are human, but we have to understand the business.
“If I got the red card for not being in my area, I have to accept that because I didn’t say anything to get him to give me the red card – even though he didn’t listen to what I said to him said.
“I shouldn’t be sent away. It’s a situation where I have to be there for my players in difficult moments to protect them from the decisions.’
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