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Carlo Ancelotti Embraces FA Misconduct Charge, Fined £8,000

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Carlo Ancelotti Embraces FA Misconduct Charge, Fined £8,000

Everton’s coach, Carlo Ancelotti has accepted Football Association charge of misconduct, and fined £8,000 after receiving red card after Sunday’s draw with Manchester United.

The Italian approached referee Chris Kavanagh following the final whistle after Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s late goal was ruled out for offside.

He became the first manager to be shown a red card in the Premier League.

The 60-year-old will be in the dugout to face former club Chelsea on Sunday.

Ancelotti said after the 1-1 draw at Goodison Park that he was not disrespectful to Kavanagh, whose initial decision to award the stoppage-time goal was reversed by the video assistant referee because Everton’s Gylfi Sigurdsson was lying offside in front of United goalkeeper David de Gea.

Ancelotti said he also had a subsequent, private conversation in which he spoke to the referee “calmly”.

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