- Maurizio Sarri was reportedly livid because of the name Burnley bench called him
- The Italian was sent off in Chelsea's 2-2 draw against Burnley on Monday night, April 22
- Sarri's assistant at Chelsea Zola claimed his superior was verbally abused by someone at Burnley bench
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri was sent off in the Blues' Premier League encounter against Burnley on Monday night, April 22, which ended 2-2 at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues however missed the chance to go third on the Premier League standings after their draw at home against Burnley with three games left for them this season.
And after the Premier League tie, Maurizio Sarri refused to attend post match media conference, and the reason for his decision has been explained.
Maurizio Sarri's assistant at Chelsea Zola said that the Italian was angry about something that was said to him by someone on the Burnley bench.
"The reason for Sarri not showing up after the game is he's very frustrated, so he'd prefer not to come over here.
"He's been sent off. I think he's been offended as well, so he didn't feel it was the right thing to do, to speak to you [the media].
"I know you wanted him, so I'm sorry, but you can understand. He's frustrated at the game, frustrated at being sent off, and the other thing. He'd prefer not to come in.
"I think he's been told something from their bench, but don't ask me exactly what. I don't want to go down that line, but we'll see what we can do about that,'' Zola told a news conference according to Goal.
But according to ESPN, Maurizio Sarri lost his cool after he was branded a ’s*** Italian' by several individuals of the visiting club.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Chelsea superstar Callum Hudson-Odoi confirmed that he is out of the season for the Blues after suffering an injury in the Premier League tie against Burnley on Monday night, April 22.
The 18-year-old English professional football star sustained a ruptured Achilles and limped out of the tie against Burnley which ended 2-2 at Stamford Bridge.
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