Referee row

FA hits Ferguson with touchline ban for Wiley rant

November 12, 2009
By Soccernet staff
Sir Alex Ferguson has been handed a two-game touchline ban, with a further two suspended, following his controversial comments regarding referee Alan Wiley.

• Watch Ferguson's Wiley rant

In the aftermath of Manchester United's 2-2 draw with Sunderland on October 3, Ferguson accused Wiley of being unfit and, although he subsequently apologised for his outburst, he admitted to an FA charge of improper conduct.

At a hearing on Thursday, Ferguson was banned ...

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