Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl hit with double FA charge ahead of Leeds United visit

Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has been charged by the FA ahead of Saturday's Premier League clash against Leeds United at St Mary's.

Thursday, 14th October 2021, 7:39 pm
Updated Thursday, 14th October 2021, 7:42 pm

The Saints boss has received two separate charges over his comments about video assistant referee Mike Dean following the dismissal of Saints captain James Ward-Prowse in the 3-1 defeat at Chelsea before the October international break.

Ward-Prowse was initially booked by referee Martin Atkinson for a late tackle on Jorginho but the yellow card was upgraded to a red after Dean told his colleague to review the incident on his monitor.

An FA statement read: "It is alleged that comments made by the manager during two post-match interviews constitute improper conduct in that they questioned the integrity of the VAR match official and/or implied bias and/or bring the game into disrepute."

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FA CHARGES: For Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl, above, on the back of the 3-1 defeat at Chelsea, pictured, before the October international break. Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images.

Hasenhuttl has been charged with two breaches of Rule E3 and has until Tuesday to respond.

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