After the behaviour of the Everton’s manager as the VAR disallowed late Everton goal against Man Utd as he went on to the pitch and confronted the referee, Chris Kavanagh, who showed him a red card, after last Sunday’s 1-1 draw. It was revealed that there is possibility that Ancelotti would be banned on Sunday from the dugout at Chelsea, one of his former clubs.
Ancelotti angrily reacted after VAR decided that Gylfi Sigurdsson was offside when the Everton player lifted his legs to allow a deflected Dominic Calvert-Lewin shot into the net. The Italian said after the game he had not disrespected Kavanagh. “I didn’t disrespect him but I can understand because, for the referee, there were a lot of important decisions at the end of the game. But I didn’t disrespect him. It was a difficult decision because they checked the position of Gylfi, and it was offside, but in our opinion it didn’t affect the vision of the goalkeeper. In their opinion it affected the vision and movement of the goalkeeper.”
he laugh and said “It is not the first time and will not be the last. I never disrespected him. It can happen. At the end of the game I was a little bit nervous and maybe the referee was also. At the end of the game we spoke friendly. If I am banned, I will be disappointed but the stand at Stamford Bridge [where Everton visit next weekend] is near the dugout so I will be there.”
In a statement released by the FA, a fine would suffice: “The Everton FC manager admitted that his language and-or behaviour on the field of play at the end of the fixture amounted to improper conduct and also accepted the standard penalty”
Everton’s striker Cenk Tosun will undergo surgery next week after injuring an anterior cruciate ligament during training at Crystal Palace, where he has been on loan.