Crystal Palace manager Holloway handed touchline ban

Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway has been given a two-match touchline ban after his comments following their opening defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on August 18 were deemed improper, reports the

Daily Mail.

Tottenham triumphed by a goal to nil at Selhurst Park in a game decided by a disputed penalty, awarded for handball against Palace left-back Dean Moxey. Riled by the decision, Holloway said afterwards: ‘It’s going to be a long hard season for me with these people. I had this with Blackpool. Certain clubs get fouls and others don’t. I just want a bit of fairness.’

Soon after making the remarks, Holloway was charged by the FA for ‘bringing the game into disrepute’, and has now been handed the ban after he chose not to contest the charges that were being brought against him.

An FA statement read: ‘Ian Holloway will serve a two-match touchline suspension with immediate effect after Crystal Palace notified The FA that they would not be appealing the sanction. Holloway was given the ban along with an £18,000 fine after he admitted two separate charges, both in relation to his side’s game against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday 18 August 2013.’

The former Blackpool and Queens Park Rangers manager will be in the stands for an away game at Manchester United on September 14, and the home fixture with Swansea City the following week.

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