Phil Parkinson Handed FA Fine for QPR Comments

  • March 16, 2018 | By Chris Mann
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Phil Parkinson has been fined by The FA for comments on referee Scott Duncan following Bolton's defeat at Queens Park Rangers in February.

In the immediate aftermath of the game at Loftus Road, in which Wanderers were beaten 2-0, Parkinson labelled Duncan and his officiating team as 'weak' following a decision to show a red card to Mark Little.

Full details of the charge are yet to be made public by the game's authorities but Parkinson, who also received a misconduct fine back in September for his Carabao Cup dismissal against Sheffield Wednesday, feels the decision against him is excessive.

Speaking to The Bolton News, Parkinson said: "I think it's harsh when you look at the comments - but what can I say? I can't really comment any more on it and get pulled up again.

"I have got a good relationship with a lot of the refs because I've been a manager for a long time.

"One of the gripes I had at QPR was that there wasn't a designated press conference like there is on most other grounds. It was more of a random chat as we were coming out of the tunnel and all of a sudden some comments have been picked up which probably wouldn't have happened if I'd been sat down like I am now.

"The refs have got a tough job, I do appreciate that, but managers do too, especially after a game when emotions are running really high."

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