Rotherham boss Evans hit with six-match stadium ban and fine over lewd act during melee

By Sportsmail Reporter

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Controversial manager Steve Evans has been given a six-match stadium ban and fined 3,000 by the Football Association after being found guilty of using abusive and insulting words and behaviour with a reference to gender.

The charge against the Rotherham boss, which dates back to when he was at Crawley, relates to a League Two match against Bradford City in March.

The Rotherham boss was accused of pulling down his trousers in front of the woman on the night of the ill-tempered clash which ended amid farcical scenes with five players shown red cards.

Hot water: Steve Evans has been hit with six-match stadium ban and fine

Hot water: Steve Evans has been hit with six-match stadium ban and fine

At some point afterwards, it was said Evans was seen to perform the lewd act outside the changing rooms.

Evans left his post at Crawley, who subsequently won promotion to League One, in April to become Rotherham manager.

An FA statement read: 'Following an Independent Regulatory Commission held on Wednesday 5 September 2012, Rotherham United manager Steve Evans has been given a six-match stadium ban and fined 3000.

'Mr Evans was charged with using abusive and/or indecent and/or insulting words and/or behaviour towards a participant in or around the dressing room area at the end of the Bradford City versus Crawley Town Football League Two fixture on 27 March 2012.

 

'It was further alleged that the breach included a reference to gender, a breach of FA Rule E3(2). Mr Evans denied the charge and requested a personal hearing.

'The Commission found that Mr Evans had used abusive and insulting words and behaviour towards a participant in or around the dressing room area at the end of the fixture which did include a reference to gender. The Commission did not find that Mr Evans had used indecent words or behaviour.

'Mr Evans has informed The Football Association that he does not wish to appeal the decision and therefore the sanction is now imposed with immediate effect.

'The stadium ban will prevent Mr Evans from attending the ground at which Rotherham United's first team are playing at any time during a match day.'

Evans expressed his disappointment at the decision but added in a statement: 'For the good of Rotherham United I accept the verdict and will move on with no further comment.'

A club statement read: 'Rotherham United acknowledge the decision of the FA today and will work closely with Steve Evans to ensure the penalty imposed does not affect our objectives for this season.

'The club wishes to stress that there will be no further comment on this matter.'

 

 

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That is discusting! Such behaviour in any other industry lead toinstant dismissal or to be even more bold in some countries he would have been jailed or lashed the least

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Good. 'orrible little rat!

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Does he wear guy liner?

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Everyone in league 2 hates him., even Rotherham fans before he came their boss. He is an arrogant so and so can't wait for him to come to Roots Hall, he is added motivation for us to win three points so we don't have to hear his gloating trap.

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Good cant stand the man. Universally disliked. His touch line antics are disgraceful.

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Vile man should be banned from football for life !

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What an absolutely laughable country,,no wonder the rest of the world laugh at the brits,,,how petty,,...

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