In England, the Football Association (FA) sued West Bromwich boss, Slaven Bilic, during Saturday’s loss against Everton at Goodison Park for ‘improper conduct.’
Defender of West Brom, Kieran Gibbs was sent off after a deliberate trail of James due to an initial obstacle by the Colombian.
The boss with the red card, which also gave him a marching command from the referee.
FA’s declaration stated, “It is alleged that the West Bromwich Albion FC manager’s language and/or behavior on the field of play at half-time of the Premier League fixture against Everton FC on 19 September amounts to improper conduct.”
When evidence of harassing or disrespectful language is found, the charge could lead to a two-match touchline prohibition.
“As a boss, I should be in a position to ask the referee what’s going on,” explained the 52-year-old Croatian.
“It’s not like the game was going on, it was half-time – nobody was around. I didn’t swear. I asked him in a frustrated way but I didn’t go over the line. But he just ignored me and gave me red.
“As a manager you have that right if you are not crossing the line. I told him if you want to kill us, kill us. That’s all.”
In their first two Premier League season matches, West Brom missed all 6 points, conceding eight goals in the process.