Misconduct charge for Terry

John Terry has been charged with improper conduct regarding comments made about referee Graham Poll following his sending off in Chelsea’s match at Tottenham.

The Blues and England skipper claimed Poll had given him conflicting reasons for his second yellow card.

The FA said in a statement: “This claim is denied by Graham Poll.

“The charge has been brought on the basis that John Terry’s comments question Graham Poll’s integrity and therefore constitute improper conduct. He has until December 15 to respond to the charge.”

Poll has been cleared by the FA of saying anything inappropriate to Chelsea players during the same match.

The FA added: “Responses sought from Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard, Chelsea FC and the match officials confirm that Poll did not say that Chelsea needed ‘to be taught a lesson’. There will no action against any parties on this matter.”

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been reminded of his responsibilities for his post-match remarks about Poll’s performance in the same game.

He will not face any formal disciplinary action.


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