Bilic set to escape touchline ban


mic2Slaven Bilic looks set to escape  touchline ban for throwing a microphone during the game against West Brom on Saturday.

He is expected to be hit with the standard punishment of an £8,000 fine, rather than a touchline ban.

With the FA looking at cases on a standard and non-standard basis, depending on whether or not the manager in question is a repeat offender over a 12-month period Slav looks certain to escape.

He can  can expect to just get the £8,000 fine as he is not judged to have been a repeat offender over the past year.

Confirming the charges, an FA statement said: “West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic has been charged by The FA following the game against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday [11 February 2017]. It is alleged that his behaviour in or around the 90th minute of the fixture amounted to improper conduct.

“His assistant manager Nikola Jurcevic has also been charged for alleged misconduct following an incident in the 19th minute.

“Both have until 6pm on 16 February 2017 to respond to their charge.”

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