When news happens, text LT and your photos and videos to 80360. Or contact us by email or phone.
Blackburn Rovers boss Gary Bowyer given one-match touchline ban by FA
BLACKBURN Rovers boss Gary Bowyer will be banned from watching his side’s Championship clash at Reading from the touchline after he admitted an FA misconduct charge.
Bowyer has also been fined £3,000 as punishment for his conduct after Rovers’ 2-2 draw at Barnsley on January 28.
A statement from the FA read: “Gary Bowyer will serve a one-match touchline ban with immediate effect after he admitted an FA misconduct charge.
“The Blackburn Rovers manager was charged with using language and/or behaviour in or around the tunnel and/or dressing room area at the end the game against Barnsley on 28 January 2014 which amounted to improper conduct.
“Bowyer, who requested a personal hearing, was also fined £3,000.”
Bowyer questioned referee Sebastian Stockbridge’s decision to award the penalty from which Barnsley scored their equaliser to earn a point.
Replays proved the officials got it wrong but Bowyer, on reflection, conceded emotion got the better of him.
“I wasn’t happy with myself,” said Bowyer, who will now have to watch the match at Reading on Saturday week from the stands.