Friday, 23rd May, 2014

Chelsea coach Rui Faria has had two matches of his six-match stadium ban suspended upon appeal.

The Portuguese was slapped with a six-match stadium ban and a fine of £30,000 for improper conduct during Chelsea's 2-1 defeat at home against Sunderland on 19th April.

The FA came down hard on Jose Mourinho's right-hand man, but Faria appealed and has had two of the matches classed as suspended.

"Chelsea coach Rui Faria has had his appeal against a six-match stadium ban and £30,000 fine in relation to the Sunderland game on 19 April 2014 partly upheld by an Appeals Board", the FA announced.


"Mr Faria was handed the punishment after he admitted using abusive and/or insulting words towards the Fourth Official and that his behaviour following the Match Referee's request that he leave the technical area amounted to improper conduct.

"The Appeal Board ordered that the final two matches of the six-match stadium ban be suspended for 12 months and so they will only be invoked upon a proven breach of FA Rule E3 during that period.

"The £30,000 fine he was given at the original Independent Regulatory Commission hearing remains unchanged."

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