The Football Association has handed Ian Holloway a one-match touchline ban and fined the Blackpool boss £9,500 for his language and behaviour towards match officials after last month's game against Blackburn Rovers.
Holloway admitted a charge of improper conduct after confronting referee Mike Dean in the tunnel following the 2-1 home loss.
Holloway had said after the match: "I thought the referee had a poor game and he is going to report me for what I said to him in the tunnel.
"I can't believe what he saw. I thought there were some unbelievably strange decisions out there.
"I waited for him in the tunnel. Never mind, I have got to learn and I should know better - but it is ridiculous.''
Holloway will be banned for the home game against Manchester City.