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Chelsea assistant coach Rui Faria handed six-match stadium ban by the FA

3.19K   //    02 May 2014, 09:48 IST
An infuriated Rui Faria being taken away by the Chelsea staff

An infuriated Rui Faria being taken away by the Chelsea staff

Rui Faria, the assistant first-team coach of Chelsea has been handed a six match stadium ban by the Football Association, following the breach of two FA rules during the Premier Division clash of Chelsea against Sunderland.

Faria had to be dragged away from the officials by member of Jose Mourinho’s back-room staff after Fabio Borini scored the winning goal for Sunderland from the penalty spot. The penalty inflicted Jose’s first league home defeat as Chelsea manager in a total of 78 Premier League matches.

“Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing, the Chelsea coach Rui Faria has been given a six-match stadium ban with immediate effect, subject to any appeal, after he admitted two breaches of FA Rules,” read a statement on the official website of the FA.

“The first breach was that Faria used abusive and/or insulting words towards the fourth official during Chelsea’s game against Sunderland on 19 April 2014. The second breach was that his behaviour following the match referee’s request that he leave the technical area amounted to improper conduct.

“Faria, who requested a non-personal hearing, was also fined £30,000 and warned as to his future conduct.”

This ban is one of the three disciplinary charges that have been handed out by the FA against the club. Alongside Faria, Ramires has also been banned for four games while Mourinho himself has been charged with improper conduct for his post-match comments about the referee Mike Dean and referees’ chief Mike Riley.

Faria has been associated with Jose for more than 12 years and his absence will surely hurt Chelsea and Jose.

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