Chelsea and England captain John Terry has admitted a charge of improper conduct following his comments about referee Graham Poll after being sent off against Tottenham in November.
Terry has dropped his request for a personal hearing and his punishment will be decided by an FA disciplinary commission on Tuesday.
The defender had claimed that Poll gave him conflicting reasons for sending off and the FA brought the charge on the basis that he was questioning the referee's integrity.
Terry's remarks about Poll appeared on Chelsea's own television channel.
The FA said in a statement announcing the charge last month: 'Terry claimed in an interview, which was widely reported, that Poll had given him conflicting reasons for his second yellow card, saying: 'On the pitch, Graham Poll said to me that it was for the barge on Hossam Ghaly where I just kept running'.
'Then, after the game, he then said to me it was for the fall when me and Ledley King fell so, you know, he's obviously had a look at it, or got people to look at it and decided that's probably the best option for him and it covers every angle for him.'