Richarlison charged by FA over flare incident

Everton forward Richarlison has been charged by the Football Association for throwing a flare during a 1-0 win over Chelsea at Goodison Park on 1 May.

The Brazilian celebrated his 46th-minute winner by picking up the flare, which had landed on the pitch, and throwing it back towards the stand.

An FA spokesperson said Richarlison had been charged with a breach of Rule E3, which covers improper conduct.

The forward, 25, has until Wednesday, 8 June to respond to the charge.

Everton have also previously said they would look into the incident. Pyrotechnics are banned from football stadiums in England.

FA charges Richarlison

In the celebrations that followed Richarlison’s goal that ultimately earned Everton a 1-0 win over Chelsea on May 1, a lit blue smoke canister was thrown on to the field by supporters.

Richarlison responded by picking the object up and throwing it back in the direction of the stand, although it was unclear where it landed.

The FA said on Wednesday the Brazil international has been charged with a breach of the rules and has until June 8 to provide a response.

It was one of a number of important goals scored by Richarlison as Everton stayed up with a match to spare this season.

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