Stoke manager Pulis fined for criticizing ref

BY foxsports • November 21, 2011

Stoke manager Tony Pulis has been fined 10,000 pounds ($15,600) by the English Football Association for criticizing a referee after his team's League Cup defeat to Liverpool last month.

Pulis had denied an FA charge of improper conduct but an independent disciplinary commission ruled against the Welsh coach.

The FA also said in a statement released on Monday that Pulis has been ''warned as to his future conduct.''

Pulis criticized referee Lee Probert after the fourth-round match on Oct. 26, particularly for failing to dismiss Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher for a challenge on Matthew Etherington, saying ''if one of our players had committed it, I would have expected him to get sent off.''

Liverpool won the game 2-1.

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