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Conte explains sending off at Stamford Bridge

Britain Soccer Premier League

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte, right, is sent off to the stands during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Swansea City at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017. (Adam Davy/PA via AP)


Once Antonio Conte was sent to the stands at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, only one question remained.

Why doesn’t this happen more often?

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The combustible manager was sent off during Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Swansea City at Stamford Bridge, and could face further discipline.

Here’s Conte, from the BBC:

“The problem is I was frustrated because the opponents were wasting time. I tried to tell this to the fourth official not only once but a few times. But I have apologised because I did the wrong thing. I have been in to see them after the game. It’s right to speak and apologise with them.

“I don’t know if it was fair [to be sent off] but we have to respect this decision. Sometimes there is a lot of frustration like in this case but sometime you can make a mistake and I did this.”

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