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Wigan manager Martinez fined for referee criticism

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LONDON (AP)

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez has been fined 10,000 pounds ($16,100) by the English Football Association for criticizing a referee after his team's loss to Manchester United.

The Spaniard was unhappy about a penalty being awarded to United, as well as Danny Welbeck avoiding a red card in Wigan's 4-0 loss in the Premier League on Sept. 15.

Martinez admitted an FA misconduct charge for implying ''that the match referee and/or match officials in general are motivated by bias and/or brought the game into disrepute.''

The FA warned Martinez about his future conduct.



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