Aleksandar Mitrovic charged with violent and inappropriate conduct by FA after Fulham red card
Mitrovic gave Fulham the lead at Old Trafford but was sent off after trying to grab referee Chris Kavanagh’s arm for a chaotic few minutes.
Willian and head coach Marco Silva also received their marching orders during this period, but it was Mitrovic’s conduct in the 3-1 defeat at Fulham that has come under particular scrutiny.
Fulham were accused by the FA of failing to “ensure their players behaved in an orderly manner”, while Silva was charged with a number of misdemeanors.
On Mitrovic, the governing body said: “The FA have asserted that the standard sanction which would otherwise apply to Aleksandar Mitrovic for the violent conduct sending off offense he committed towards the match referee is clearly insufficient.
“Furthermore, Aleksandar Mitrovic’s behavior and/or language would have been inappropriate and/or abusive and/or insulting and/or threatening following his dismissal.”
On Silva, the FA added: “It is alleged that Marco Silva used abusive and/or insulting words and/or gestures and/or behavior towards the match referee; that he used abusive words and/or / or insulting towards the fourth official before his dismissal; and that he also had abusive and/or insulting words and/or gestures and/or behavior towards the fourth referee after his expulsion.
“It is further alleged that by throwing a bottle of water in the direction of the assistant referee, his behavior was inappropriate.”
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