Sunderland boss Di Canio cops fine for misconduct
Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio has been fined £8,000 by the Football Association after accepting a charge of misconduct.
The Italian had a fiery encounter with referee Martin Atkinson during his side's 3-1 loss to Arsenal at the Stadium of Light on Saturday after a decision cost his side a goal.
However, the match official called a free-kick instead which was wasted by the home side much to the ire of Di Canio who was sent to the stands.
He has been fined by the FA but has not received a touchline ban making him free to coach against West Bromwich Albion this weekend.
"Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio has been fined the standard penalty of £8,000 after he admitted an FA misconduct charge in relation to his behaviour during his side's game against Arsenal," read a FA statement.