FA charges Rafael Benitez

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez has been charged by FA for his comments on the referee Andre Marriner. Andre Marriner was the referee for Newcastle’s match against Crystal Palace. The match that took place on Saturday ended in a goalless draw.

Benitez asked the FA to review Wilfried Zaha’s comments. “He’s a good player no doubt about that but I think the FA has to deal with his comments,” Benitez said in his pre-match press conference. “I’m sure that Marriner will not have this in the back of his head.

“He has a lot of experience, even if his record is not the best in terms of red cards, but I’m confident he is a very good referee with a lot of experience and he will deal with the situation in a normal way.”

Benitez has to respond to the charges against him by FA by Friday until 6 PM.

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