Frank Lampard Fined $37,779 For Criticizing Referee

Frank Lampard, Everton manager has been fined £30,000 ($37,779) for criticizing the referee during his side’s defeat to Liverpool in last month’s Merseyside derby according to the Football Association (FA).

Referee Stuart Attwell did not award a penalty for a challenge on Everton’s Anthony Gordon, and Lampard said the spot-kick would have been given had the challenge been made on a Liverpool player.

“It was a penalty, you don’t get them at Anfield,” Lampard said after the match. “If that was Mohamed Salah at the Kop end, I think the referee gives that. It was a foul on Anthony.”

At the beginning of the month, the FA charged Lampard with inappropriate conduct for attacking the integrity of the referees and the 43-year-old denied the charge.

According to the statement made by the FA, he has now been fined for breaching FA Rule E3 concerning media comments proven during a personal hearing.

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