Everton manager Frank Lampard has been charged by the Football Association following his comments after Tovez’s defeat to Liverpool last month.
The former Chelsea and England midfielder criticized the referee for his 2-0 defeat away to his regular rival, saying his team was denied a penalty kick that would have been awarded had he been a Liverpool player.
The Football Association has now fined Lampard, saying he was implicitly suggesting bias while also attacking the integrity of match officials.
A statement from the Football Association read: “Frank Lampard has been charged with breaching the FA Rule E3 in relation to media comments made following the match made following Everton’s Premier League match against Liverpool FC on Sunday 24 April 2022.
“The manager’s comments are alleged to be inappropriate behavior as they indicate bias and/or attack the integrity of the match referee – or the referees in general – and/or denigrate the match in contravention of FA Rule E3.1.
Frank Lampard has until Monday 9 May 2022 to provide a response.
Everton are currently in the Premier League’s red zone and the charge could have an impact on the team as they fight to avoid relegation.
Next up on the Toffees is a match at King Power Stadium, against Leicester City.