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Holloway: I was bang out of order
01 Oct 2010 - 16:31:43
Blackpool boss Ian Holloway admits he was wrong to launch a foul-mouthed tirade at referee Mike Dean after his side's 2-1 defeat to Blackburn Rovers last weekend.
The FA have charged the Seasiders boss with improper conduct after he confronted Dean in the tunnel following his side's 2-1 defeat to Rovers at Bloomfield Road.
Holloway, who could face a touchline ban, admitted: "I apologise for the abusive language I used. I should have gone in and calmly said 'I felt this, why did you do that,' because he's trying to do his job.
"My lads need me on the side so, if I'm going to be punished up in the stand where I can't help them, what good is that to me and my team? So I've got to learn.
"I'll be up front and honest with you - I shouted at the referee coming off. I used the word 'useless' because I didn't think he had a very good game and I put a horrible one in front of it. That was out of frustration and I shouldn't have done it.
"I'm still learning and I've got to learn quickly. I should have learned last week that whatever I shout out at someone because I'm frustrated isn't acceptable, not from my position.
"That isn't a good example to show to anyone in that tunnel and it isn't what I want to say to that referee, because he did his best. I couldn't understand it, but that isn't his fault - it's my fault, so I want to get some help.
"You shouldn't abuse anyone and I did and I'm bang out of order."