2022 – The Football Association fined Frank Lampard £30,000 for his comments about a penalty kick in Liverpool | Frank Lampard

Frank Lampard has been fined £30,000 by the Football Association for making comments after his Everton side lost the Merseyside derby in April. The manager claimed that Liverpool would have received a penalty if Mohamed Salah had fallen like Anthony Gordon in defiance of a referee who would not penalize Stuart Attwell.

Gordon, who was cautioned for diving in the first half, fell after an apparent contact with Joel Matip but Atwell did not miss a penalty and did not show him a second yellow card. Lampard denied the FA’s charge of “bias and/or attacking the integrity of the match referee” but it was confirmed at an independent hearing.

An FA statement read: “The Everton FC manager made comments following their Premier League match against Liverpool FC on Sunday 24 or the refereeing in general – and/or a match inconsistent with FA rule E3.1 causing disrepute.”

Everton have reached out to the Professional Match Officials Board for the second time of the season with concerns over the decision not to issue a penalty.

In his post-match interview, Lampard said: “It’s a penalty for me. You can’t get it here. If that’s Mo Salah on the other end, he gets a penalty. I’m not trying to create conflict. It’s just the reality of football. I’ve played With teams in the top half of the league – I got it. That was definitely a penalty. That’s a clear mistake.”

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