Arsenal manager Wenger banned from touchline for 3 games

ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 06, 2018 06:48 AM
Arsenal manager Wenger banned from touchline for 3 games
FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger arrives for the Group H Europa League soccer match between Arsenal and Red Star Belgrade at the Emirates stadium in London, Britain. The English Football Association on Friday Jan. 5, 2018, has banned Arsene Wenger from the touchline for three games after the Arsenal manager accepted he was abusive when questioning the integrity of a referee, after the 1:1 game against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, FILE)

LONDON (AP) — The English Football Association has banned Arsene Wenger from the touchline for three games after the Arsenal manager accepted he was abusive when questioning the integrity of a referee.

Wenger's outburst followed a 1-1 draw at West Bromwich Albion on Sunday. Wenger was incensed at Calum Chambers being penalized for a handball and West Brom converting the resulting penalty to equalize.

Following a regulatory commission hearing, the FA said Wenger "admitted that his language and behavior in the match officials' changing room ... was abusive, improper and questioned the integrity of the match referee."

Wenger was also fined 40,000 pounds ($54,200).

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