By Ben Brown

4th May, 2022 | 8:40pm

Frank Lampard charged by FA for comments made on Stuart Attwell

Everton boss Frank Lampard has been charged by the FA with a breach of FA Rule E3 after post-match comments he made about Stuart Attwell against Liverpool.

The 43-year-old complained about Attwell’s decision to not award the Toffees a penalty after Anthony Gordon was bundled over Joel Matip, claiming the decisions would have been given if roles were reversed.

The rule states Lampard has attacked the integrity of the match referee and he has been given until Monday 9 May to provide a response.

“Frank Lampard’s in trouble, he’s been charged by the FA (for) exactly rule E3 in relation to his post-match media comments that he made following Everton’s Premier League loss to Liverpool back on April 24,” said Mike Wedderburn on Sky Sports news (4 May).

Oh Dear

Shock horror a manager has been punished for speaking the truth once again.

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Pretty much everyone seemed to agree Matip’s challenge was a foul and you can guarantee VAR would have had a much more stringent look if it was a big decision going in favour of the home side.

Why shouldn’t Lampard be allowed to call it out if there is a bias at play?

The complete lack of accountability for referees in England is what gets everyone so frustrated with them, as they are allowed to make a major blunder the week and still be out officiating on the pitch the week after.

Punishing managers for calling it out just feels like kicking the can down the road as the FA can’t be bothered to actually address the proper problem at play.

Lampard isn’t the first and certainly won’t be the last to be caught by these rules as long as the absurd protection of referees remains in place.

In other Everton news, Lampard has given a fitness update on two key players ahead of the game against Leicester.

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