April 25, 2019 / 5:36 PM / 6 months ago

Soccer: Chelsea's Sarri fined after accepting misconduct charge

Soccer Football - Premier League - Chelsea v Burnley - Stamford Bridge, London, Britain - April 22, 2019 Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri arrives before the match REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

LONDON (Reuters) - Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has been fined 8,000 pounds ($10,320) by the Football Association after accepting a misconduct charge from Monday’s 2-2 Premier League draw against Burnley.

The Italian, 60, was sent to the stands by referee Kevin Friend in stoppage time after losing his cool during the closing moments of a heated clash at Stamford Bridge.

The FA confirmed the sanction in a statement on Thursday.

Sarri’s assistant Gianfranco Zola said Burnley’s backroom staff had “offended” Sarri while Chelsea’s David Luiz and Burnley’s Ashley Barnes were involved in a scuffle after the final whistle at Stamford Bridge.

Afterwards Luiz accused Burnley of “anti-football”.

($1 = 0.7752 pounds)

Reporting by Martyn Herman; Editing by Toby Davis

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