The Football Association fined Sir Alex Ferguson £12,000 over comments he made about an official after Manchester United's Premier League game at Spurs, reports BBC Sport. The Scot accused assistant referee Simon Beck of failing to give Wayne Rooney a "clear" penalty.

The FA asked Ferguson to explain his comments and charged him on 29 January.

He denied the charge and an Independent Regulatory Commission made the decision after a paper hearing, which meant the Scot chose to send in written evidence.

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