Everton Coach Fined over Newcastle Match Incident
Everton boss, Marco Silva, has been fined £12 000 by the Football Association (FA) for confronting officials during his side’s 3-2 defeat to Newcastle United on 9 March.
After the final whistle, the 41-year-old Portuguese was seen confronting referee Lee Mason and his assistant on the pitch, shortly after Newcastle’s Ayoze Perez scored the third and winning goal.
In a post-match interview, an angry Silva claimed that Perez’s third goal was offside, but Mason’s assistant did not raise his flag.
He explained: “When [Perez] scored the third goal, it was a big mistake by the assistant.”
Silva added: “It was a clear offside. If you see the image, it’s not just one player or two players in offside positions – there were five Newcastle players in the same line in offside positions.”
In a statement released on Tuesday, 19 March, FA confirmed that Silva had “accepted an improper conduct charge … which resulted from his behaviour on the field of play.”
The Portuguese will receive no further punishment other than paying the hefty £12 000 fine.
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