Holloway says he received 2-match misconduct ban

Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway says he has received a

two-match touchline ban from the English Football Association after

confronting the match officials following his team’s Premier League


Holloway was unhappy that a penalty was awarded against his

newly-promoted side earlier this month, allowing Roberto Soldado to

give Tottenham a 1-0 win from the spot.

Holloway also remonstrated with referee Mark Clattenburg after

the match in behavior the FA said amounted to ”improper


The FA also said that Holloway questioned the integrity of the

referee and match officials with his post-match media comments.

Holloway disclosed on Sky Sports television on Saturday that he

had been banned for two matches for misconduct and received a fine

that ”cost more than my daughter’s wedding.”

The FA has not disclosed Holloway’s punishment because he still

has the right to appeal.