Chelsea’s Captain, Reece James, has received a one-match suspension and a fine of £90,000 for directing abusive language towards an official following Chelsea’s 0-1 loss to Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge.
The FA swiftly responded to James’ inappropriate conduct in the tunnel after the match, clarifying that he was not part of the squad that faced Aston Villa. The England wing-back, James, had been sidelined due to a hamstring injury he sustained during training and had spent several matches on the bench.
Nonetheless, the FA spokesperson took to Twitter to announce the outcome of the disciplinary regulation commission’s decision regarding Reece James’ misconduct.
The statement read, “Reece James has been given a one-match suspension and £90,000 fine for breaching FA Rule E3 at Chelsea’s Premier League match against Aston Villa on Sunday, September 24.
“The defender admitted that he used improper, insulting and/or abusive words and behaviour towards a match official in the tunnel after the final whistle.
“An independent regulatory commission imposed these sanctions following a hearing and its written reasons for them will be published at the earliest opportunity.”
Chelsea Football Club is eagerly anticipating the return of Reece James, who is set to join the squad after Hamstring injury.
— FA Spokesperson (@FAspokesperson) October 4, 2023