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Villas-Boas charged by FA

Image: Andre Villas-Boas: Hit with an FA charge over his furious remarks about Chris Foy

Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has been hit with an FA charge of improper conduct following comments he made about Chris Foy.

Chelsea manager in hot water over comments about referee

Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has been hit with a Football Association charge of improper conduct following comments he made about referee Chris Foy. Villas-Boas was critical of the match officials after Chelsea's 1-0 defeat at Queens Park Rangers on 23rd October, when both Jose Bosingwa and Didier Drogba were sent off. Seven more Blues players were booked at Loftus Road and Villas-Boas slammed the performance of Foy and his assistants, saying he was 'card happy'. He also declared that referees had been unfair to his side during previous games this season. "It's the third time in a row where a referee has directly influenced the result for us and we're not happy with this. In three games there have been blatant refereeing mistakes," Villas-Boas said after the match.

Tremendous mistakes

"I'm very disappointed with Chris' performance. With nine players we kept our emotions very well. "Chris and his team managed to play an emotional game and they conceded to the crowd and committed tremendous mistakes." The FA contacted Villas-Boas to explain his remarks but he remained unrepentant, insisting he had no reason to apologise for what he said. The Portuguese tactician did, however, admit that he had been 'very aggressive' with Foy after accosting him post-match at Loftus Road Villas-Boas has now been charged with improper conduct and has until 4pm on Tuesday to respond.

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