Rafael admits improper conduct charge for ref rage in Manchester United's draw at Spurs

18 January 2011 05:41
Manchester United defender Rafael is understood to have pleaded guilty to an FA charge of improper conduct following his sending-off at Tottenham on Sunday.

The Brazilian right-back is already banned for one game after his dismissal for two yellow cards and will miss the weekend match at home to Birmingham.

Not going quietly: Rafael (left) protests after his dismissal against Tottenham

However by pleading guilty to the improper conduct charge Rafael hopes that the FA will not increase his punishment when they hear his case on Friday.

The FA imposed the charge after seeing TV footage of Rafael haranguing referee Mike Dean in the wake of his dismissal.

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