TROUBLE AND WIFE Antonio Conte reveals FA fine means he will be cancelling wife's birthday celebrations

Chelsea boss had accepted the charge and apologised after a heated rant at fourth official Lee Mason, which ended with him sent off by ref Neil Swarbrick


Posted Saturday, December 02, 2017 by Thesun.co.uk

ANTONIO CONTE faces further trouble and strife over his FA misconduct rap.

Chelsea's boss revealed his £8,000 fine for stepping out of line during Wednesday's 1-0 win over Swansea led to him cancelling his wife's birthday celebrations.

TROUBLE AND WIFE Antonio Conte reveals FA fine means he will be cancelling wife's birthday celebrations
Antonio Conte was sent off by referee Neil Swarbrick during the Swansea game

Conte had accepted the charge and apologised after a heated rant at fourth official Lee Mason, which ended with him sent off by ref Neil Swarbrick.

But it is nothing compared to the aggro he is getting at home.

Conte said: "My wife is angry. It is her birthday in two days and I said for this reason I will not buy a gift."

When asked about the slight swelling and redness on his left eyelid, he joked: "My eye? Ah yes, a punch from my wife.

TROUBLE AND WIFE Antonio Conte reveals FA fine means he will be cancelling wife's birthday celebrations
Antonio Conte has revealed that because he has to pay a fine, he will have to cancel his wife's birthday party

"She was at the game so it was very difficult. She was there with my daughter. I tried to tell her nothing happened but it was difficult to mask the situation and was the same with her mother."

Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho hid his many scrapes with the FA from his missus and got away with it because she is not a football fan.

Conte is not so lucky but does have previous good character on his side. Despite his well-known histrionics in the dugout, this is his first offence since coming to work in England last summer.

It counts in his favour and despite being ordered from pitchside to watch the second half in the dressing room, he will be back on the touchline for today's lunchtime clash with Newcastle.



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