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Middlesbrough’s Karanka given touchline ban

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Middlesbrough head coach Aitor Karanka has been given a one-match touchline ban and fined £2,000 by the Football Association. 

The Spaniard, 41, was charged with improper conduct after he allegedly pushed the fourth official David Coote when tempers flared following Blackburn Rovers’ late equaliser in a 1-1 draw with Boro on 29 November.

Aitor Karanka has been given a one-game touchline ban and will have to watch Saturday's clash with Derby County for the stands.

Aitor Karanka has been given a one-game touchline ban and will have to watch Saturday’s clash with Derby County for the stands.

Karanka attended a personal hearing and the FA have now handed down a ban.

An FA statement said: 

“Following an independent regulatory commission hearing today [Wednesday], Middlesbrough head coach Aitor Karanka will serve a one-match touchline suspension with immediate effect.

“Karanka, who was also fined £2,000, admitted an FA charge of improper conduct in relation to his behaviour during stoppage time at the end of the game against Blackburn Rovers on 29 November 2014.”

Boro currently sit in fourth position in the Sky Bet Championship table, having accumulated 36 points from 20 league games.


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