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Derby boss Lampard hit with improper conduct charge

Lampard - cropped Derby County boss Frank Lampard saw red during the match with Rotherham United (source: Getty Images)

Derby County manager Frank Lampard has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association. 

Lampard – who took over as Rams manager in May – is facing punishment after he was sent off during his side’s 1-0 Championship defeat at Rotherham United on Saturday.

The former England international protested with referee Peter Bankes for his failure to award Derby a second-half penalty – having earlier seen Tom Lawrence dismissed and the Millers awarded a spot-kick – and was sent to the stands. 

Speaking after the game, Lampard said: “I didn’t get a word from the ref, he didn’t consult with the linesman, he just decided to send me off.

“I need to go back to the rule book myself.”

He has until Thursday to respond to the FA’s charge. 

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