Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock charged with misconduct following post-match comments

According to BBC Sport, Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock has been charged for comments made about referee Craig Pawson in the aftermath of the Eagles’ 2-1 defeat against Chelsea.

“It is alleged that Warnock’s post-match comments constituted improper conduct in that they implied the match referee was motivated by bias; and/or brought the game into disrepute, in contravention of FA Rule E3 1/81 3/8,” said an FA statement.

Crystal Palace defender Damien Delaney was given two yellow cards during the game against Chelsea, the second of which was for a pull on Chelsea striker Loic Remy, but Warnock felt the referee’s decision was motivated by bias.

“The one thing I’ve not missed when I’ve been doing media work is refereeing performances like that. I thought he (Pawson) was influenced today. For the second booking Remy dives and then you have four Chelsea players surrounding the referee. I thought those days were gone – banned,” the 65-year-old said.

Such comments from Warnock can threaten to bring the game into disrepute, and it’s likely to land the experienced manager a touchline ban and a fine as a result.

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