Date: 31st January 2018 at 5:01pm
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Doncaster Rovers boss Darren Ferguson has been fined £1000 by the FA for his comments about match officials recently.

Ferguson blasted the standard of officials following the recent 1-1 draw with Plymouth Argyle where as well as a foul leading up to Argyle`s equaliser he felt his side were denied a stonewall penalty in the final moments of the game.

The Doncaster boss quipped “I would shoot them,” When asked what should they do about the officials in his post-match interview.

Ferguson also went on to say. “That is the most blatant penalty you will ever see,” in his interview with BBC Radio Sheffield.

“There’s nothing to think about.

“It’s two incidents. The goal, he has just pulled Andy Butler to the floor.

“The linesman can see it and the linesman can see the penalty. He is looking right at it.

“We’re just getting poor officials.

“The job is hard enough as it is. Do your job and clearly give the penalty.

“It’s the clearest penalty you will see all season and their goal was a clear foul.

“The linesman is laughing at the end of the game about it.

“I think it’s disgusting, It is absolutely disgusting the standard of refereeing and of all officials.

“To not see that is a disgrace.

“They are part time, the standards are appalling, the fitness levels are a disgrace.

“I’ve had enough of it. It’s disgusting, the standards of referees at this level.’

The FA
released the following statement after fining Ferguson. ‘Doncaster Rovers manager Darren Ferguson has been fined £1,000 after admitting that his media comments after the match against Plymouth Argyle on 13 January 2018 were improper and brought the game into disrepute.’

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