Premier League: unusual fine for coach who reported the referee for eating a sandwich

Premier League: unusual fine for coach who reported the referee for eating a sandwich
February 20, 2024 – 19:08

The English Federation penalized Chris Wilder, coach of Sheffield United, of the Premier League, $14,500 for criticism of refereeing


The coach of Sheffield Unitedof the Premier League, Chris Wilderwas fined $14,500 for the English Football Federation having criticized the refereeing and denounced “the lack of respect” of an assistant who ate a sandwich during a tense conversation after a game.

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The English manager, 56, was sanctioned for “inappropriate conduct” after his “media statements” that followed the 3-2 defeat against Crystal Palace on January 30, the English Football Federation (FA) announced this Tuesday.. “Every tight decision or one that is played 50/50 goes against us,” Wilder had denounced. “I went to see the referee and told him”he added.

Premier League, in tumbles

Chris Wilderwho arrived in December as coach of the last team in the standings of the Premier Leaguecaught the attention of the media by denouncing the attitude of a referee assistant Tony Harrington during the post-match verbal exchange. “One of his assistants I was eating a sandwich, which from my point of view is a total lack of respect. I hope you enjoyed your sandwich while speaking to a Premier League coach,” he had declared.

The newly promoted club has 18 defeats in 25 games in the Premier League during this season. The ‘Blades’ are last with 13 points, seven away from the safety zone.

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