Fulham fallout: Aleksandar Mitrovic, Marco Silva charged for cup outbursts
Fulham overheated on Sunday and now it may be without two key pieces for some time.
Both Marco Silva and Aleksandar Mitrovic were sent off of Fulham’s 3-1 loss to Manchester United in an FA Cup quarterfinal at Old Trafford on Monday.
The pair reacted violently when Willian was sent off when VAR reviewed what was revealed to be a clear handball and Denial of a Goal Scoring Opportunity from the Brazilian when the match was 1-0 in the Cottagers’ favor.
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Mitrovic barged into referee Chris Kavanagh after the referee was sent to the screen to review footage, while Silva berated officials and was said to have thrown a water bottle in the direction of Kavanagh.
The FA says that the standard punishment — a three-game suspension for a straight red — is “clearly insufficient” in language that does not bode well f
See the FA’s full statement, via Sky Sports, below the jump.
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FA statement on Aleksandar Mitrovic, Marco Silva red cards
“Fulham, Marco Silva and Aleksandar Mitrovic have been charged following the incidents that took place in or around the 72nd minute of their tie against Manchester United in the FA Cup on Sunday 19 March.
“It is alleged that Marco Silva used abusive and/or insulting words and/or gestures and/or behaviour towards the match referee; that he used abusive and/or insulting words towards the fourth official prior to his dismissal; and that he also used abusive and/or insulting words and/or gestures and/or behaviour towards the fourth official after being sent off.
“It is further alleged that in throwing a water bottle in the direction of the assistant referee his behaviour was improper.
“The FA has claimed that the standard punishment which would otherwise apply to Aleksandar Mitrovic for the sending off offence of violent conduct that he committed towards the match referee is clearly insufficient.
“In addition, Aleksandar Mitrovic’s behaviour and/or language was allegedly improper and/or abusive and/or insulting and/or threatening following his dismissal.
“It’s also alleged that Fulham failed to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.”
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