Chelsea's assistant first team coach Rui Faria has been slapped with a six-match stadium ban by the Football Association (FA) for his misdemeanour during the Premier League fixture against Sunderland on 19 April.
The 38-year-old was charged on two counts of misconduct during the course of the game. He allegedly used insulting terms towards the fourth official and then refused to leave the technical area on the request of the match referee Mike Dean.
The FA issued a statement on its official website saying, "Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing, Chelsea coach Rui Faria has been given a six-match stadium ban with immediate effect, subject to any appeal, after he admitted two breaches of FA Rules."
"The first breach was that Faria used abusive and/or insulting words towards the fourth official during Chelsea's game against Sunderland on 19 April 2014."
"The second breach was that his behaviour following the match referee's request that he leave the technical area amounted to improper conduct."
"Faria, who requested a non-personal hearing, was also fined £30,000 and warned as to his future conduct."
The Blues' manager Jose Mourinho also finds himself in hot-water following his comments after the game after witnessing his side fall to a 1-2 defeat against the Black Cats at Stamford Bridge. However, the Portuguese tactician denied the charges last Monday and requested a non-personal hearing, the date for which is yet to be set by the FA.
Ramires' season ended after he was handed a four-match ban after accepting his charge for violent conduct in the same fixture. The Brazilian midfielder was caught swinging his arm towards Sunderland midfielder Sebastian Larsson. The incident went unspotted by the match official, forcing the FA to charge the 27-year-old retrospectively.
Ramires has already missed the 2-0 victory over Liverpool at Anfield last Sunday and will miss Chelsea's upcoming fixtures against Norwich City and Cardiff City. Additionally, he will also miss the first game of the upcoming campaign.