The Italian was angered by the decision by Video Assistant Referee Jon Moss to disallow a stoppage-time goal that would have handed Everton three precious points in their hunt for Europe and demanded an explanation from the on-pitch official.
Kavanagh told Ancelotti to "disappear" and then showed him a red card when he refused to leave the field after the final whistle of the 1-1 draw.
Ancelotti could have appealed the FA ruling but would have faced an additional £4,000 fine on top of the "standard penalty" had that appeal been rejected. He will not face a touchline ban for his first Premier League game back at Stamford Bridge this weekend when the Toffees face Chelsea.
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1 Posted 05/03/2020 at 18:43:28
2 Posted 05/03/2020 at 19:28:26
3 Posted 05/03/2020 at 19:37:36
4 Posted 05/03/2020 at 19:58:46
5 Posted 05/03/2020 at 20:14:46
6 Posted 05/03/2020 at 22:55:55
I really hope Carlo can make a difference and get Everton back to winning trophies and upset the corrupt elite...
After reading the many posts about VAR, it seems nearly all fans are unhappy with how it's been implemented.
7 Posted 05/03/2020 at 23:08:10
Good result all round. FA can say they carried out a punishment, Carlo can take a bit of a hit on the cash but not lose too much face, still be in the dugout for Chelsea.
It's helped the bond between manager and fans.
8 Posted 05/03/2020 at 23:15:03
9 Posted 05/03/2020 at 23:30:19
All the bull in the world from the refs' associations and FA won't wash in a few years time when many people will gib going the game.
It's losing all humanity and spontaneity... bring back Clive Thomas, all is forgotten (only joking) and Pat Partridge, but at least in them days, the refs had more backbone and guts to admit when they screwed up.
Sadly, the Premier League, is becoming an FA VAR circus.
10 Posted 05/03/2020 at 23:45:05
11 Posted 06/03/2020 at 00:34:06
Or, *word in ear: Do you really want to get on our shit list, glances over at Usmanov in 60s style half egg chair doing Blofeld impression with fluffy white cat.
We should answer: Do you really want to get on his shit list... but no, that will never happen.
12 Posted 06/03/2020 at 01:32:10
Admitted censure and £8 grand is what the Premier League will claim as a victory for their non-existent "integrity" whilst Carlo Ancelotti for one second max will be stung by the punishment and conviction.
Everyone "in" football meanders on in easy wealth accumulation whilst the masses they consider beneath them, and "outside" football, continue to object to the clear and obvious shortcomings in our so-called "sport".
13 Posted 06/03/2020 at 04:32:45
Id pay 8 grand a ref to get the rub of the green on a few decisions.
14 Posted 06/03/2020 at 07:42:18
15 Posted 06/03/2020 at 08:25:47
16 Posted 06/03/2020 at 09:15:14
When talking about specific situations, regarding the offside rule as an example, the FA have to acknowledge the fact that a certain frame rate lag exists on the video used for measuring. I would suggest doing a technical study where the actual lag is measured and this would form the basis of the width of the lines drawn on the ground when marking the spot of the armpit of each player. If these two lines overlap, it is not clear and obvious. If they don't overlap it is clear and obvious.
Even the linesman has a lag in perception of this, but they learn to compensate for the lag through training and experience.
But what do we mere mortals know about these things, right... ;)
17 Posted 06/03/2020 at 10:12:36
I thought he may have questioned or fought the decision, but I suppose he deemed it more diplomatic to just accept, and return to the touchline for Sunday. I would imagine it'll be a case of 'gone but not forgotten'.
18 Posted 06/03/2020 at 10:24:03
Just more evidence of how poorly trained these "officials" are by poor administrators that they can't take the sting out of such simple situations.
19 Posted 06/03/2020 at 10:56:03
One point that I'm not certain of is, Klopp was fined for running on the pitch during the game, quite rightly; however, Carlo went on the pitch after the final whistle? Any thoughts?
And finally, refs in the past gave as good as they got and earned respect from the players. The ref last Sunday acted like a spoilt/frightened child who couldn't/can't cope with confrontation, so I'll show you a red card! pathetic.
20 Posted 06/03/2020 at 17:19:29
21 Posted 07/03/2020 at 07:23:54
If the authorities expect managers and players etc to show 'respect' towards referees and officials, they have to be made aware that respect has to be a two-way street.
In my day, and especially during my time in the RAF, respect had to be earned. It wasn't a thing that was automatic, and a man who was respected by his peers and those below him in rank generally got a better response from those around him than someone who hadn't done much of anything to earn that respect.
My point is that Chris Kavanagh has done little in his life or during his time as a referee to earn anyone's undying respect. Just pulling on a referee's shirt doesn't, in my mind, give him the automatic right to receive that respect. In this game in particular, his overall performance was well short of being close to earning the respect of those around him.
By contrast, Carlo Ancelotti has been in the game almost all his life and, as a player and a manager, has earned the respect of virtually the entire football world.
That being the case, I would say the only disrespect that took place after the game, was Kavanagh's "disappear" comment to Ancelotti, as if he was talking to a 10-year-old at a Sunday junior football game.
There are many ways he could have asked Ancelotti to leave the field in a less confrontational manner. "Leave the pitch, now" would have been sufficient and his subsequent issue of a red card could perhaps have been justified if he was ignored. A one word "Disappear" was hardly a request to leave the field of play and was nothing more than a disrespectful and high-handed, mannerless display of his own inflated self-importance.
Until Kavanagh and referees like him afford players, managers and club officials with a greater level of respect, they can hardly complain when they are the subject of what they and the FA deem to be disrespect from those on the field of play and in the dugout.
Carlo Ancelotti is a great statesman of the managerial world.
Chris Kavanagh (and Jon Moss) are a pair of jumped-up nobodies who nobody will remember when they hang up their whistles (if they don't swallow and choke on them first).
As I said at the start of my post, respect is a two-way street. The men in black would do well to remember that.
22 Posted 07/03/2020 at 09:04:26
23 Posted 07/03/2020 at 13:58:54
Richarlison running into the penalty area put the ball past Smalling, was then kicked up in the air by the already booked Smalling: penalty straight red...
What does Moss do? Runs away as if the ball went out for a goal kick, the cheating bastard. I tells ye, he is the new Lee Mason.
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