Pearson fined £10,000 following altercation with supporter

first_img Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson 1 Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has received a £10,000 fine and a one-match touchline ban from the Football Association after his foul mouthed altercation with a fan last month.The Foxes manager attended a personal hearing in front of an Independent Regulatory Commission on Friday after he accepted the FA charge of using “abusive and/or insulting words towards a spectator” during their 3-1 defeat by Liverpool.The 51-year-old refused to apologise to the fan despite pressure from the Leicester City Supporters’ club to say sorry.The statement from the FA read: “Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing, Nigel Pearson has been fined £10,000, will serve a one-match touchline suspension, and warned as to his future conduct, subject to any appeal, after he admitted using abusive and/or insulting words towards a spectator.“The sanction will not come into effect until the end of the appeal period.“The Leicester City manager was charged following his side’s game against Liverpool on 2 December 2014.”A statement from Leicester stated Pearson and his representatives have requested written reasons for the sanctions.It said: “The club has concluded an internal review of the incident during the Liverpool fixture and considers its own review to be closed.”last_img read more