Sir Alex Ferguson Ban and Fine for Referee Remarks

November 12, 2009 · Posted in English Football 

Sir Alex FergusonThe verdict is out. FA has slapped the Reds’ boss, Sir Alex Ferguson, with a £20,000 fine and a two-match ban for his comments on referee Wiley’s fitness after his side’s 2-2 draw with Sunderland on October 3rd, 2009.

The Manchester United coach has pleaded guilty to the FA’s charge of misconduct and also apologised to the referee, in spite of the fact that he had requested a personal hearing.

From the BBC News, it is mentioned that the suspended sanction will be automatically activated should Ferguson be found guilty of a similar charge before the end of the 2010-11 season on top of any sanction imposed for that offence.

Personally, I think it’s quite unfair; but because he is a man with great status, his offenses are bound to be more serious than others. FA probably find that he has more money and therefore imposed such a huge fine. But, I guess that’s how it works in the English Football Association.

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