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10 Sep 2012 16:45:57

6 game ground ban for Evans

The gaffer will not be at the next 6 first team games as he is found guilty of abusive behaviour from the infamous Bradford v Crawley game last season.

In addition to the ban, he has also been fined £3000, however Evans has decided not to appeal the punishment.

A statement on thefa.com states; Mr Evans was charged with using abusive and/or indecent and/or insulting words and/or behaviour towards a participant in or around the dressing room area at the end of the Bradford City versus Crawley Town Football League Two fixture on 27 March 2012.  It was further alleged that the breach included a reference to gender, a breach of FA Rule E3(2). Mr Evans denied the charge and requested a personal hearing.The Commission found that Mr Evans had used abusive and insulting words and behaviour towards a participant in or around the dressing room area at the end of the fixture which did include a reference to gender. The Commission did not find that Mr Evans had used indecent words or behaviour.

The club have little to say on the subject apart from that they are working to ensure that the ground ban does not affect the seasons objectives.

Evans told the official website “I am very disappointed by the decision, however for the good of Rotherham United I accept the verdict and will move on with no further comment.”


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