Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe and his assistant Jason Tindall have both been charged by the Football Association with misconduct following comments made after Saturday’s 2-2 draw against Sheffield Wednesday.
Referee Paul Tierney reported the pair after they had both been critical of the official’s display, while the FA also studied Howe’s post-match comments.
Howe felt Tierney should have awarded Bournemouth a second-half penalty following a foul on striker Callum Wilson. It is alleged Howe’s post-match comments constitute improper conduct.
Chris Maguire converted a last-minute penalty to dent the Cherries promotion hopes.
Howe said: “It looks like the referees have come together to talk about Callum Wilson and said: ‘Don’t give him any penalties because Bournemouth have had too many this season and we don’t want them to have any more.
“That’s what it looks like because that is the most stonewall penalty you will see. It was nailed on. I had the perfect angle and I could see he was taken out. It was a red card and a penalty and that could ultimately have a big bearing on what happens at the end of the season.”
It was a red card and a penalty and that could utlimately have a big bearing on what happens at the end of the seasonEddie Howe
Tindall is accused of using abusive and/or insulting words and/or behaviour towards a match official.
Both men have until 6pm on Monday to respond to the charge.
Bournemouth are currently second in the table with two matches remaining.