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Manuel Pellegrini Charged By UEFA After Comments Made About Referee

manuel pellegrini Manuel Pellegrini Charged By UEFA After Comments Made About Referee

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has been charged by the UEFA after his comments that he made in his post-match interview after his team played Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League earlier this week.

UEFA issued the following statement regarding the comments:

“Following an investigation by the UEFA disciplinary inspector, UEFA has today opened disciplinary proceedings against Manuel Luis Pellegrini concerning the press interviews given to media after the above-mentioned match.

“The Manchester City FC head coach is charged for violation of the general principles of conduct (Art.11 of the 2013 UEFA disciplinary regulations).

“The case will be dealt with by the UEFA control and disciplinary body on Friday 28 February.”

As a reminder of what Pellegrini said that got him into hot water, here’s the post-match interview:

Pellegrini was incensed by the perceived favoritism that the referee gave to Barcelona by not calling fouls, and incorrectly awarding a penalty to Barcelona after Martin Dimichelis fouled Messi. Watch the incidents here.

Editor’s note: For the latest Citizens news, analysis and opinion, visit the Manchester City team page.

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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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