Chelsea 2-2 Burnley: Maurizio Sarri allegedly called ‘s*** Italian’ by Clarets’ backroom staff during Premier League draw

Sarri was sent off in the final stages of the 2-2 draw after getting increasingly agitated with some of Sean Dyche’s coaching team, and he was so angered by alleged insults that the Italian refused to take part in his post-match media duties.

Gianfranco Zola, the Chelsea assistant, took the press conference in Sarri’s absence, and claimed the former Napoli boss was offended by what was said to him.

Zola said: “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.

“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.

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