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Premier League: Wolves boss O’Neil given one-match ban for ‘threatening’ behavior after West Ham defeat

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Gary O’Neil has been handed a one-match touchline ban and a fine of 8,000 pounds ($9,981) for “threatening” behavior following last month’s 2-1 Premier League defeat to West Ham United, England said Football Association (FA). on Tuesday.

Wolves were left fuming on April 6 when Max Kilman’s stoppage-time equalizer was disallowed by referee Tony Harrington following a VAR check for offside against Tawanda Chirewa, who was in front of goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski.

O’Neil had described the call as an “outrageous” and “appalling” decision, while Wolves chairman Jeff Shi urged the Premier League and referees to “uphold the integrity of the competition”.

O’Neil was charged with ‘threatening’ behavior following the referee’s decision. The FA confirmed that O’Neil has admitted the charge and will not be able to be in the dugout for Wolves’ title-chasing Manchester City match on Saturday.

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“It was alleged that his language and/or behavior in or around the match officials’ dressing room after the match was inappropriate and/or threatening,” the FA said in a statement. “Mr O’Neil admitted the allegation and the sanctions were subsequently imposed by an independent regulatory commission.”

After their trip to City, Wolves host Crystal Palace and visit Liverpool in the league.