Pochettino charged over Burnley referee rant

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has been being hit with an FA charge after his bust-up with referee Mike Dean after the 2-1 loss to Burnley.

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The FA statement read: “Mauricio Pochettino has been charged with two breaches of FA Rule E3 following the game against Burnley on Saturday [23 February 2019].

“It is alleged the Tottenham Hotspur manager’s language and/or behaviour at the end of the fixture – both on the pitch and in or around the tunnel area – amounted to improper conduct.

“He has until 18:00 on 28 February 2019 to respond to the charge.”

According to the Mail, Pochettino confronted the referee Dean and words were initially exchanged. Dean asked an unhappy Pochettino “what’s your problem?”

Pochettino responded “you know what”, to Dean, before appearing to walk away, hinting at his displeasure with the corner awarded that led to Burnley’s first goal.

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