Van Dijk will receive additional punishment after the FA accuses him of abusing officials.
30th August – The English Football Association has filed a charge against Virgil van Dijk, a prominent Dutch defender for Liverpool. Following his dismissal during their 2-1 Premier League victory at Newcastle United on Sunday, Virgil van Dijk acted in an “improper manner.”
Around the halfway point, the Liverpool captain fouled Alexander Isak, and referee John Brooks immediately awarded him a straight red card. initially refused to leave the field before arguing with the fourth official.
Additionally, he also received a red card, which resulted in an immediate one-match suspension with the possibility of an extension.
The 29th minute saw the dismissal of the defender, and the FA claimed in a statement that he then “acted improperly and/or used abusive and/or insulting words towards a match official.”
Van Dijk has until Friday to answer the accusation.
Van Dijk was expelled after his controversial challenge to Newcastle player Alexander Isak earned him a red card. Just minutes after Anthony Gordon had given Newcastle the lead by scoring the opening goal. For bringing down Alexander Isak in the opening period of the match, Liverpool’s 32-year-old Dutch center-back Virgil van Dijk found to have committed a foul.
While VAR verification was looking into the situation, his foul on Isak sparked a heated argument as he attempted to defend himself to official referee John Brooks.
Van Dijk argued vehemently that he had succeeded in obtaining possession of the ball; Brooks, the match official, had a different opinion. The referee determined that Isak had been taken down unfairly and gave him a direct red card for professional fouling.
Now that the FA has accused him of using “abusive and/or insulting language,” Van Dijk expects extra punishments. A monetary fine or perhaps an extension of his suspension period could be put to these measures. In addition, the accusations come from the Dutchman’s irascible reaction after being dismissed.