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Chelsea coach Rui Faria handed 6-Match ‘Stadium’ Ban

Rui FariaChelsea FC coach Rui Faria, who had raked up a touchline blowup at referee Mike Dean in the 2-1 loss to Sunderland FC in the Premier League, was handed a six match “stadium” ban, finally.

Instead of a tradition ban, Faria was given a stadium ban that will restrain him from entering the stadium even, let alone watch the matches. In addition, Faria was also imposed a fine of £30,000, besides a strict warning against any future conduct.

In a statement, an official of the Football Association said an independent regulatory commission hearing was held against Chelsea coach :

“Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing, Chelsea coach Rui Faria has been given a six-match stadium ban with immediate effect, subject to any appeal, after he admitted two breaches of FA Rules,” said the statement.

It said the first breach was that Faria used abusive language at the referee during Chelsea’s game against Sunderland on 19 April 2014 and the second breach was that his behaviour when the match referee asked him to leave the technical area.

“Faria, who requested a non-personal hearing, was also fined £30,000 and warned as to his future conduct,” said the statement.

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew was also handed a seven match ban for headbutting a Hull City player. The main difference is that while Rui Faria never made contact with the official while Pardew physically pushed a linesman.

Ban on Faria means he would miss the next two matches and will carry on the first four domestic matches of the next season.

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