Print Edition - 2018-10-07  |  Sports Digest

Benitez fined for comments


Oct 7, 2018-

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez has been fined £60,000 after accepting a charge for commenting about the referee prior to his team’s Premier League game against Crystal Palace last month. The Spaniard was responding to Palace forward Wilfried Zaha, who had said he was not being protected by referees. Benitez said he had “confidence” in match official Andre Marriner. The English FA constituted the comments as improper conduct and/or bringing the game into disrepute.FA rules state managers are not allowed to talk about specific referees prior to a game.

Published: 07-10-2018 08:13

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