for-phone-onlyfor-tablet-portrait-upfor-tablet-landscape-upfor-desktop-upfor-wide-desktop-up
Sports News

West Brom's Bilic charged with improper conduct after red card at Everton

Soccer Football - Premier League - Everton v West Bromwich Albion - Goodison Park, Liverpool, Britain - September 19, 2020 West Bromwich Albion manager Slaven Bilic and Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti Pool via REUTERS/Nick Potts

(Reuters) - West Bromwich Albion manager Slaven Bilic has been charged with improper conduct after he was sent off in Saturday’s 5-2 Premier League defeat at Everton, the Football Association (FA) said on Tuesday.

Bilic, 52, was shown a red card by referee Mike Dean for his vehement complaints at halftime after defender Kieran Gibbs was sent off for pushing Everton’s James Rodriguez in the face.

"Slaven Bilic has been charged with a breach of FA Rule E3," the FA said in a statement here.

“It is alleged that the West Bromwich Albion FC manager’s language and/or behaviour on the field of play ... amounts to improper conduct.”

The governing body’s statement added that Bilic has until Thursday to respond.

Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Chennai; Editing by David Goodman

for-phone-onlyfor-tablet-portrait-upfor-tablet-landscape-upfor-desktop-upfor-wide-desktop-up