Everton supervisor Frank Lampard has been charged for feedback he made following his aspect’s defeat final month towards Liverpool within the Merseyside derby.
The ex-Chelsea boss claimed Liverpool would have gotten a penalty had Mohamed Salah gone down as Anthony Gordon did in a problem the referee – Stuart Attwell – didn’t penalise.
Gordon – who was earlier booked for diving – tumbled after alleged contact from Joel Matip. Attwell didn’t award a penalty or present the Everton participant a second yellow card.
The Toffees subsequently contacted the Professional Game Match Officials Board for a second time this season with considerations over the choice.
Lampard mentioned in his post-match interview: “It is a penalty for me. You don’t get them right here. If that was Mo Salah on the different finish he will get a penalty. I’m not making an attempt to create battle; it’s simply the truth of soccer.
“I have played in teams in the top half of the league – you get them. That was a penalty for sure. It’s a clear foul.”
The FA has taken exception to these feedback, citing an implication of “bias and/or attack the integrity of the match referee or referees generally”.
An FA assertion learn: “Frank Lampard has been charged with a breach of FA Rule E3 in relation to post-match media feedback that he made following Everton FC’s Premier League match towards Liverpool FC on Sunday 24 April.
“It is alleged the supervisor’s feedback represent improper conduct as they suggest bias and/or assault the integrity of the match referee – or referees usually – and/or carry the sport into disrepute opposite to FA Rule E3.1.
“Frank Lampard has until Monday 9 May 2022 to provide a response.”
In March, the membership obtained an apology, following one other official grievance, from PGMOL chief Mike Riley following the failure to award a handball towards Rodri within the house defeat to Manchester City.
On that event referee Paul Tierney was unsighted and the VAR, Chris Kavanagh, determined there was inadequate proof to indicate the ball had hit the City midfielder on the arm regardless of tv replays being pretty conclusive.