- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 5, 2014

LONDON (AP) - The English Football Association says it has fined Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock 9,000 pounds ($14,380) for misconduct and warned him about his future conduct following comments made after his side’s 2-1 home defeat to Chelsea on Oct. 18.

The FA alleged that Warnock’s comments “implied the match referee was motivated by bias; and/or brought the game into disrepute.”

Warnock denied the charges but they were proven at a personal hearing.

The Palace manager commented on referee Craig Pawson after Chelsea players surrounded the match official following a foul - which led to a red card for Palace’s Damien Delaney.

Warnock told the BBC “I thought he was influenced today. He had four Chelsea players around him… I think the four lads around him made his mind up for him.”

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