The Football Association has confirmed it has charged Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic and manager Marco Silva for their actions which led to them both being sent off against Manchester United.
The Cottagers were leading the FA Cup quarter-final tie 1-0 when referee Chris Kavanagh showed Willian a red card for a deliberate handball which denied a goalscoring opportunity. But it was the aftermath of that incident which looks set to lead to a number of bans.
Mitrovic, who is Fulham’s top scorer with 11 Premier League goals was incandescent with rage and pulled Kavanagh back before pointing in his face and shouting at him. The Serbian was duly given a red card, with Silva suffering the same fate for his own angry reaction.
There have been calls for Mitrovic to face a significant ban from Premier League action, with the FA confirming they believe the standard three-match ban for violent conduct is “clearly insufficient” for the severity of the incident.