Blackpool manager Ian Holloway has been charged with improper conduct over his behaviour following the weekend defeat to Blackburn.
Holloway was furious Rovers’ winner was allowed to stand despite goalscorer Brett Emerton appearing to be offside during the initial cross into the box, and he also felt Blackpool forward Gary Taylor-Fletcher had been fouled in the build-up.
The Seasiders boss confronted referee Mike Dean after the final and admitted at the weekend he expected to be charged by the Football Association.
He said: “I thought the referee had a poor game and he is going to report me for what I said to him in the tunnel.
“I can’t believe what he saw. I thought there was some unbelievably strange decisions out there.
“I waited for him in the tunnel. Never mind, I have got to learn and I should know better – but it is ridiculous.”
Holloway now has until Friday, October 1 to respond to the charge.