Wenger receives three game touchline ban


January 06, 2018

LONDON, England (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 penalised for a handball and West Brom converting the resulting penalty to equalise.

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

Wenger was also fined €40,000.

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