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Wigan boss Martinez hit with FA fine over match official comments

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez has been fined £10,000 after admitting a charge of misconduct for comments made after the Latics 4-0 defeat at Manchester United. The Spaniard was frustrated after United were awarded a controversial penalty following what seemed to be minimal contact from Ali Al Habsi.

A statement on the FA website read: "The charge was in relation to a breach of FA Rule E3 concerning media comments which implied that the match referee and/or match officials in general are motivated by bias and/or brought the game into disrepute.

"Martinez, who had requested a personal hearing, was also warned as to his future conduct."

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