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Everton boss Silva charged with improper conduct

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Paris Saint-Germain’s players pose for a team picture prior to the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second-leg football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Manchester United at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on March 6, 2019: (Front row from L to R) Paris Saint-Germain’s Argentine midfielder Angel Di Maria, Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian defender Dani Alves, Paris Saint-Germain’s Spanish defender Juan Bernat, Paris Saint-Germain’s Italian midfielder Marco Verratti, Paris Saint-Germain’s French forward Kylian Mbappe (back row from L to R) Paris Saint-Germain’s German defender Thilo Kehrer, Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian defender Thiago Silva, Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian defender Marquinhos, Paris Saint-Germain’s German midfielder Julian Draxler, Paris Saint-Germain’s French defender Presnel Kimpembe and Paris Saint-Germain’s Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP)

Everton manager Marco Silva was charged with improper conduct by the Football Association on Monday following his rant at referee Lee Mason and his assistants.

Silva stormed onto the pitch to confront Mason and his fellow officials after Everton blew a two-goal lead in their 3-2 defeat at Newcastle on Saturday.

He was strongly critical of the officials when he spoke to the media after the match, insisting that two of Newcastle’s goals were clearly offside.

Silva reserved particular criticism for one of Mason’s assistants, saying: “He is always seeing different things than what is normal.”

The former Watford boss has been charged with a breach of rule E3 and has been given until Thursday evening to respond to the charge.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino was given a two-game touchline ban after being found guilty of breaching the same rule last month.


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