Doncaster chief hit with FA fine

Doncaster chairman John Ryan has been fined by the Football Association after being found guilty of misconduct over comments he made about referee Mick Russell.


Ryan requested a personal hearing to contest the charge, which related to an interview broadcast by Sky Sports and published on the BBC and Yorkshire Post websites.

Following a dramatic 4-3 defeat at home to Portsmouth, which saw Rovers relegated from the npower Championship, Ryan said: "I thought the officials were an absolute disgrace,

"I thought it was a clear handball for the third goal and a clear handball for the fourth goal. The first penalty I thought was outside the box. I'm absolutely sickened to the core about the standard of refereeing."

However, the FA have decided to fine Ryan £3,000 plus costs in addition to handing him a warning over his future conduct.

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