Antonio Conte faces further UEFA sanctions after post-match RANT

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Antonio Conte faces further UEFA sanctions after furious post-match RANT where he questioned the neutrality of officials following Tottenham’s draw with Sporting Lisbon – with the Italian already suspended for next week’s crunch clash against Marseille

  • Antonio Conte was sent off during Tottenham’s 1-1 draw with Sporting Lisbon
  • The Italian was furious at Harry Kane’s stoppage-time strike being disallowed
  • Conte now faces further UEFA sanctions for his angry post-match outburst 
  • The Spurs boss appeared to question the officials’ neutrality after the game

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Antonio Conte is suspended for next week’s do-or-die Champions League clash in Marseille and faces further UEFA sanctions for his furious post-match outburst.

European football’s governing body has confirmed that Tottenham boss Conte will miss Tuesday’s game in France, where defeat will leave them vulnerable to elimination, after being sent off during the chaotic scenes that marred the end of Wednesday’s clash against Sporting Lisbon.

But comments after the game in which the Italian appeared to question officials’ neutrality after Harry Kane’s late winner was disallowed for a marginal VAR offside call is leaving the Spurs boss in danger of additional punishment.

Antonio Conte faces further UEFA sanctions for his furious post-match outburst after Tottenham’s draw with Sporting Lisbon

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It is now generally accepted that the officials did make the correct decision, although the length of time it took to make the decision has been widely criticised.

It is understood that Conte did have an opportunity to study footage of the incident before his post-match press duties but still launched his furious verbal attack.

In particular, remarks where Conte suggested such a goal would not be disallowed if it was scored by a ‘big’ club and the Italian saying he did not ‘see honesty in this type of situation’ could leave the 53-year-old under threat.

The Italian boss was sent off after Harry Kane's injury-time winner was disallowed for offside

The Italian boss was sent off after Harry Kane’s injury-time winner was disallowed for offside

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Kane thought he had won the game for Spurs but after a long check, it was ruled out by VAR

Kane thought he had won the game for Spurs but after a long check, it was ruled out by VAR

Because Conte is already banned for next week’s game at the Stade Velodrome, there is no immediate rush for UEFA to enforce an additional ban because the knockout stages do not commence until next year.

Conte is allowed in the stadium against Marseille next but he is banned from entering areas of the ground where he would usually carry out his functions as a manager.

 

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