West Ham's Sam Allardyce fined by FA for Manchester United comments

Guardian

• Manager questioned penalty decisions in FA Cup replay• Allardyce fined £8,000 and warned about his future conductThe West Ham manager, Sam Allardyce, has been fined £8,000 for comments made to the media following the FA Cup third-round replay against Manchester United, the Football Association has announced.In the wake of his side's 1-0 defeat at Old Trafford on 16 January, the 58-year-old was charged with a breach of the Football Association's Rule E3, suggesting he had questioned the integrity of officials or implied that they were motivated by bias.At the time he was unhappy that Manchester United had been awarded a penalty while his side had not been, in relation to two handball incidents.Allardyce said: "You see it time and time again at Old Trafford. There's no doubt about the difference between Rafael's handball and Jordan Spence...

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