Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Nuno Santo has been fined £2,000 following an FA charge for his role in a touchline incident against Bolton Wanderers last month.
The Portuguese boss clashed with opposition manager Phil Parkinson following a reckless late tackle on the stroke of halftime by Bolton’s David Wheater, with Parkinson having a £3,000 fine levied upon him for his reaction to the incident.
A ruckus ensued between the two benches, with the two managers facing retrospective action from football’s governing body.
The pair will be relieved to have received a fine and nothing more, with a touchline ban a real possibility in these types of incidents.
Santo will be pleased to put the matter behind him, and focus on Saturday’s home tie with strugglers Sunderland.
Fans got behind their popular manager on social media, with no resentment towards the boss for his role in the unsavoury incident…
Put a bucket by the turnstiles and us fans will pay it for him.
— Lee Gill (@LeeMGill) December 7, 2017
Jeff Shi probably has that in loose change in his glove compartment ????
— Richard (@Rich0863) December 7, 2017
Nuno did nowt wrong it was Parkinson who was confrontational…He was the naughty boy & Nuno
had to go and buy a pint in the bar???? as punishment
— stuart morgan (@stuartmorgan321) December 7, 2017
Gotta love @Nuno protecting the players. Good on him. Onwards and upwards
— Lee Walker (@leewalker01) December 7, 2017
How come Phil got more than nuno that's not fair ????
— Ed jones (@A6EDJ) December 7, 2017
I hope he can scrape that much together.
— Brian Keen (@thebriankeen) December 7, 2017
— Lewis (@lewiskeady) December 7, 2017