Referee Darren Drysdale has been charged with improper conduct over his confrontation with Ipswich midfielder Alan Decide, the Soccer Affiliation has introduced.
The official squared as much as Decide throughout Ipswich’s League One conflict with Northampton on Tuesday night time.
Drysdale appeared to take offence to one thing mentioned by Decide after his enchantment for a penalty had been turned down and briefly put his head into his the midfielder’s face.
Blues boss Paul Lambert informed talkSPORT he wished the FA to analyze the incident and now Drysdale faces an improper conduct cost, which he has 5 days to answer.
Earlier on Sunday, the 49-year-old Lincolnshire official apologised for his actions after the incident went viral among the many soccer neighborhood.
“I absolutely perceive that it is necessary for us as referees to take care of our composure all through the sport and all the time have interaction with gamers in an expert method,” Drysdale mentioned in an announcement launched by the Skilled Recreation Match Officers Restricted.
In the meantime, Lambert informed talkSPORT: “I’ve textual content Mike Jones (EFL head of referees) this morning to say take a look on the footage of the pinnacle factor,” he mentioned.
“To me, for my part, it seems as if the referee went in there and I mentioned to him after the sport, ‘Did you set your head in my participant?’
“He couldn’t reply it and that’s the rationale I spoke to Mike. I haven’t seen that in a protracted, lengthy whereas.”
Drysdale, who was appointed to the Nationwide Listing of referees masking EFL video games in 2004, has additionally been a FIFA and UEFA assistant referee and was an assistant referee on the 2000 FA Cup remaining.