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Frank Lampard hit with a £30,000 fine by the FA

Frank Lampard has been fined £30,000 by the Football Association following his comments in the aftermath of Everton’s 2-0 loss to Liverpool last month.

Anthony Gordon was denied what looked like a credible penalty claim in the Merseyside derby as Stuart Attwell – the referee on the day – was unmoved having also booked Gordon for simulation earlier.

Lampard’s team went on to lose the game 2-0 courtesy of second-half strikes from Andrew Robertson and Divorck Origi which left him feeling bitter at full time.

“It is a penalty for me – You don’t get them here,” Lampard was quoted saying by The Independent.

“If that was Mo Salah at the other end he gets a penalty.

“I’m not trying to create conflict; it’s just the reality of football.

“I have played in teams in the top half of the league – you get them.

“That was a penalty for sure, It’s a clear foul.”

Earlier this month, the FA had charged Lampard for his comments before releasing a statement confirming the fine to be paid by the ex-Chelsea boss.

“An independent Regulatory Commission has fined Frank Lampard STG30,000 after finding a charge against him for breaching FA Rule E3 in relation to media comments proven during a personal hearing.

“The Everton FC manager made the comments after their Premier League game against Liverpool FC on Sunday 24 April 2022, and he denied that they constitute improper conduct as they imply bias and/or attack the integrity of the match referee – or referees generally – and/or bring the game into disrepute contrary to FA Rule E3.1”

In all fairness, Lampard’s anger was probably justified as his side had also been denied a clear penalty in a 1-0 defeat against Manchester City back in February when Rodri clearly handled the ball.

Thankfully for the Toffees, they managed to preserve their top-flight status so all that can be easily forgotten now.

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