Fleetwood boss Joey Barton has been charged by the Football Association after being sent from the touchline for the second time this season.
Barton was shown a red card by referee Kevin Johnson late in Tuesday night’s 1-0 League One win at Wycombe, and has now been charged over comments he allegedly made towards match officials.
An FA statement said: “Joey Barton has been charged with a breach of FA Rule E3.
“It is alleged that the Fleetwood Town FC manager’s language towards a match official in the 94th minute of an EFL League One fixture against Wycombe Wanderers FC on Tuesday 11 February 2020 was abusive and/or insulting and/or improper and/or questioned their integrity.
“He has until Monday 17 February 2020 to provide a response.”
Former Manchester City, Newcastle, QPR and Burnley midfielder Barton was not the only member of the Fleetwood party to see red at Adams Park – striker Ched Evans had earlier been dismissed for a challenge on Jason McCarthy.
It is the second time this campaign the 37-year-old Fleetwood manager has been sent from the touchline.
He was banished to the stands during his side’s 0-0 draw with Bristol Rovers on December 29 over his protests after seeing an Evans strike ruled out for offside.