Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has been hit with a £8,000 fine after accepting a charge by the FA for Improper Conduct.
The Welshman was sent to the stands during his teams 4-0 loss at home to Tottenham Hotspur on September 10th after allegedly verbally abusing the fourth official Jon Moss and leaving his technical area.
The 52-year-old had already admitted he would not contest the charge as he had no hope of “winning” the case against him.
He said: “I didn’t think I’d win. I think the FA has something like a 98% strike rate. I would rather give the money to my grandchildren.”
The incident that saw Hughes sent to the stands came after Potters winger Marko Arnautovic was booked for diving during the game against Spurs. A decision that Hughes did not agree with.
There was more controversy while Mark was in the stands as he was seen using a mobile phone to communicate with his bench.
Since news of the fine and charge came to light Stoke City who are currently bottom of the Premier League with just 1 point, have said that they would like to speak to the FA about a “potentially inconsistent approach” from match officials following the charge against their manager.
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