FA to investigate Andre Villas-Boas comments

 

The Football Association are looking into comments made by Chelsea manager
Andre Villas-Boas about referee Chris Foy's performance in yesterday's 1-0
defeat against QPR.

The Chelsea boss launched a verbal attack on Foy yesterday after seeing his side end the match at Loftus Road with nine men following the dismissals of Jose Bosingwa and Didier Drogba.

Villas-Boas was unhappy with the sending-off of Bosingwa, who was deemed to be the last man when pulling down Shaun Wright-Phillips despite John Terry claiming he had the Portuguese full-back covered.

The 34-year-old manager admitted he was "very aggressive" with Foy after accosting him following the west London derby defeat and claimed that the official failed to treat both sides equally, adding: "he (Foy) lost it.. he was card happy towards the (Chelsea) team."

It is understood that the FA are aware of the former Porto manager's comments and will decide whether or not to charge him with improper conduct by Wednesday afternoon.

Should he be charged and found guilty, Villas-Boas could be fined or even suspended.

Villas-Boas, who took over from Carlo Ancelotti as Chelsea manager this summer, has complained about the performance of officials in the club's games against Stoke and Manchester United, and said yesterday that he felt his team were not being treated fairly by referees.

PA

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