The Football Association (FA) has filed charges against Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel and his Tottenham Hotspur counterpart Antonio Conte in the wake of their altercation during Sunday’s tense Premier League at Stamford Bridge.
After a 2-2 draw that saw tempers rise, the two managers shook hands but later squared off on the field before being separated by players and personnel from both clubs.
As a result of the altercation, referee Anthony Taylor also issued red cards to both managers.
The FA released a statement in which it claimed that “it is suspected that both managers’ behaviour was improper following the end of the fi xture.”
They have till Thursday to answer the allegations.
Additionally, the FA is looking into Tuchel’s remarks after the German coach criticised Taylor for his choices.
Taylor and the Video Assistant Referee (VAR), according to Tuchel, made poor choices that allowed Spurs to leave Stamford Bridge with a point.
Tuchel lamented the “great misreading of things” and claimed it “would be better” if Taylor were no longer involved in refereeing Chelsea’s games during his post-game press conference.
Fans immediately after the game started an online petition, which has garnered more than 122,000 signatures, asking that Taylor not be given Chelsea games in the future.
Despite their passionate confrontation during the game, Tuchel and Conte were quite cool-headed and maintained they didn’t have any animosity.
Former Chelsea manager Conte even made a playful jab at Tuchel on Instagram, writing that he was relieved to have missed the German celebrating the second goal by sprinting down the touchline because “making you trip over would have been well deserved.”