Nuno Espirito Santo, coach of Wolverhampton Wanderers, has accused this Thursday by the English Football Federation (FA) after ensuring that the referee Lee Mason is not good enough to direct Premier League matches. Some statements that the Portuguese coach made after the defeat suffered by the ‘wolves’ in his visit to Burnley (2-1) on December 21.
Nuno was unhappy with the way Mason referees the games and accused him of not knowing how to control the players. He later declined to apologize for his comments.
“Nuno Espirito Santo has been charged with violating FA Rule E3 in connection with his Premier League match against Burnley,” the FA said in a statement.
“Comments made by the coach during a post-match interview are alleged to constitute inappropriate conduct, as they were personally offensive to the match referee and / or discredited football against FA Rule E3.1.”
You have until January 5 to respond to the accusation
Under the regulations, a coach can be charged for post-match comments if they “involve bias, attack the integrity of the referees or are personally offensive in nature.” Nuno has until January 5 to respond to the accusation.