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Hull boss feels managers should be allowed cooling down period

Hull chief Phil Brown believes managers should be allowed a 'cooling-down period' prior to speaking to the press after a game. His comments come in a week when he was found guilty of improper conduct by the Football Association for comments he made about referee Mike Riley.

Brown has now been fined £2,500 by the Football Association but is not sure the punishment is fair.

"I was disappointed to be found guilty because I thought it was a real high-pressure situation straight after a game," he told Sky Sports News.

"I really do think that a precedent should be set that you guys [the television companies] should not be allowed to shove a camera in Premier League managers' faces immediately after a game.

"I think there should be a cooling-down period, there should be 30 minutes after a game of football that a manager can allow himself [time].

"I think a precedent should be set that a cooling-down period is a must."

Brown added: "I think I was led down a garden path. It was never my intention to accuse anybody of cheating or a lack of integrity, and unfortunately it has cost me £2,500."

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