Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has been fined £20,000 by the Soccer Affiliation after admitting a cost of improper conduct.
Hasenhuttl has been hit with the nice for his feedback a couple of VAR resolution in a post-match interview after his side’s 3-1 Premier League defeat at Chelsea earlier this month.
The Saints boss had commented on Saints skipper James Ward-Prowse’s dismissal within the 77th minute at Stamford Bridge.
The Southampton midfielder’s yellow card for his problem on Jorginho was upgraded to a straight crimson after referee Martin Atkinson checked the pitchside monitor on the insistence of video assistant referee Mike Dean.
After being charged, Hasenhuttl initially suggested he may have been “misunderstood” over his feedback about Dean, saying: “Possibly they misunderstood me, or the media has misunderstood me.
“What can I say? I am generally a supervisor that could be very respectful to the referees on a regular basis and the way in which I wished to argue about it was not in a damaging means.
“I used to be not talking dangerous about Mike Dean. However allow us to talk about this in whole [at a hearing].”
An FA assertion stated: “Southampton FC’s Ralph Hasenhuttl has been fined £20,000 after admitting a breach of FA Rule E3 in relation to their Premier League match in opposition to Chelsea FC on Saturday October 2 2021.
“The supervisor accepted the cost that feedback made throughout a post-match interview constituted improper conduct in that they questioned the integrity of the VAR Match Official and/or implied bias and/or carry the sport into disrepute.”