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FA charge Chelsea, demand Villas-Boas explanation

10-26-2011 10:34 BJT

The governing body has also written to manager Andre Villas-Boas to demand an explanation of his post-match comments about referee Chris Foy.

Referee Chris Foy (2L) shows Chelsea's Didier Drogba (R) the red
card for his challenge on Queens Park Rangers's Adel Taarabt during
their English Premier League soccer match at Loftus Road in London
Oct 23, 2011. [Photo/Agencies]

The Chelsea boss was highly critical of Foy who dismissed right back Jose Bosingwa and striker Didier Drogba in the first half of their shock 1-0 defeat to their west London neighbours on Sunday.

The FA charge relates specifically to an incident following Bosingwa's red card when Chelsea players surrounded the referee.

"The FA has today charged Chelsea with failure to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion," the FA said in a statement on their website (www.thefa.com).

"Separately, the FA has written to Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas and asked for an explanation on his post-match media comments."

The club have until Oct. 28 to respond to both charges.

Editor:Zhang Jianfeng |Source: China Daily

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