Neil Warnock: Middlesbrough boss fined £7,000 by Football Association

Neil Warnock lead Middlesbrough's protests after Swansea's contentious late penalty
Neil Warnock lead Middlesbrough's protests after Swansea's contentious late penalty

Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock has been fined £7,000 by the Football Association for comments he made following his side's defeat by Swansea.

Swansea forward Andre Ayew scored a 97th-minute match-winning penalty.

Warnock then criticised the officials after the full-time whistle in the Championship game on 6 March.

"The manager admitted that comments he made during post-match interviews constituted improper conduct," the FA said in a statement.

"They questioned the integrity of the match official, implied bias, were personally offensive and brought the game into disrepute contrary to FA Rule E3.1."

Ayew's spot-kick came deep into stoppage time after referee Gavin Ward had initially given a corner.

Ward then changed his mind after consulting with his assistant, with the officials deeming that George Saville had fouled Jake Bidwell.

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