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FA fines Chelsea manager, Tuchel £35,000, imposes one-match suspension over ‘angry exchanges’

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The Football Association (FA) of the English Premier League, on Friday, sanctioned Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, imposing a one-match suspension and a fine of  £35,000 ($41,000) following the exchange of anger with the Tottenham manager, Antonio Conte, during last Sunday derby.

Conte was also fined £15,000. Both managers had accepted improper behaviour during last Sunday’s draw that ended 2-2 at Stamford Bridge.

Conte, an Italian.  had stoke the inferno when he celebrated Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s equalizing crossing the Chelsea technical line.

Both Tuchel, German, and Conte had aggressive handshake at the end of the match and were both given red card by the referee, Anthony Taylor.

The FA on Friday declared: “An independent regulatory commission has today ordered that Thomas Tuchel be fined £35,000 and banned from the touchline for one match, and Antonio Conte be fined £15,000 after they respectively breached FA Rule E3.

“Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte admitted that their behaviour after the final whistle of the Premier League game between Chelsea FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC on Sunday, August 14, 2022, was improper, and both managers requested a paper hearing.

“These sanctions are subject to appeal, and Thomas Tuchel’s one-match touchline ban has been suspended temporarily pending the independent regulatory commission’s written reasons for its decision that will be made available in due course.”

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