Why Neil Warnock has been charged following Middlesbrough's controversial defeat at Swansea

Neil Warnock has been charged for the comments he made during a post-match interview following Middlesbrough’s defeat at Swansea.

Thursday, 18th March 2021, 12:20 pm

Boro were beaten 2-1 at the Liberty Stadium but controversially saw Marc Bola’s goal disallowed and conceded a last-minute penalty, which was converted by Andre Ayew.

Warnock let his feelings known after the match and was also upset that Swansea’s Ryan Manning wasn’t punished for an off-the-ball challenge on Anfernee Dijksteel, which has ruled the Boro defender out for the rest of the season with an ankle injury.

Boro were subsequently charged by the FA for breaching FA Rule E20, as it was alleged the club 'failed to ensure that its players and/or club officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion after the final whistle'.

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Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock at Swansea.
Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock at Swansea.

Warnock has since been charged for breaching FA Rule E3 for his comments after the match.

An FA statement read: "It is alleged that comments made by the manager during a post-match interview constitute improper conduct as they questioned the integrity of the match official and/or implied bias and/or were personally offensive and/or bring the game into disrepute contrary to FA Rule E3.1.”

The Boro boss has until Monday, March 22 to respond.

When asked about the incidents ahead of Boro’s meeting with Stoke earlier this month, Warnock told BBC Tees: "I think I'll let the club deal with that now.

"When they ask me straight after matches, you know you're going to get a reaction.

"I'll be charged next week I'd imagine. We'll have to see what's what."

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