Why Mauricio Pochettino’s confrontation with Mike Dean was deemed ‘irresponsible and aggressive’ by the FA

Why Mauricio Pochettino's confrontation with Mike Dean was deemed 'irresponsible and aggressive' by the FA

“I then said on numerous occasions to go away, at least 10 times, and he wouldn’t get out of my personal space and then aggressively pointed his finger just a few inches from my face again saying ‘you know what you are’.

“Mr. Pochettino then left me alone and left the field of play. When I reached the tunnel he was waiting at the top of the stairs again saying ‘you know what you are’ and had to be escorted to the dressing room by security staff from Burnley.”

The independent regulatory commission said: “While the words used are not the worst, the choice of phrase ‘you know what you are’ was used in an on-field outburst, following the conclusion of the game, that lasted for 40 seconds, during which Pochettino was, at times, very close to Mr Dean and face-to-face.

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