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Frank Lampard charged by FA over Merseyside derby comments

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The Everton boss’ controversial comments have convinced FA to take disciplinary action.

The English Football Association (FA) has charged Frank Lampard for his post-match comments after the Merseyside derby.

The Everton boss criticized the referee after his side’s 2-0 defeat, claiming he had denied his side a penalty. 

The former Chelsea star also added the referee would have given a penalty if one of Liverpool’s forwards would go down in a similar situation.

Lampard’s comments have convinced the FA to accuse him of attacking the integrity of referees.

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A statement from the FA read: “Frank Lampard has been charged with a breach of FA Rule E3 in relation to post-match media comments that me made following Everton FC’s PRemier League match against Liverpool FC on Sunday 24 April 2022.

“It is alleged that the manager’s comments constitute improper conduct as they imply bias and/or attack the integrity of the match referee – or referees generally – and/or bring the game into disrepute contrary to FA Rule E3.1.

“Frank Lampard has until Monday 9 May 2022 to provide a response.”

Everton bounced back from their Merseyside defeat by clinching a vital win against Chelsea last Sunday. They will meet Leicester City in their next league game, continuing their efforts to escape the relegation zone.