Blackpool manager Ian Holloway has been fined £9,500 and hit with a one-match touchline ban after admitting a charge of improper conduct.
Holloway confronted the officials following his side’s 2-1 defeat to Blackburn on September 25, having been incensed that Rovers’ late winner had been allowed to stand.
The Seasiders boss felt match-winner Brett Emerton was offside in the build-up to the goal, and also claimed there had been a foul on Gary Taylor-Fletcher.
Holloway immediately spoke to referee Mike Dean following the final whistle and later admitted he expected to be punished by the FA.
He had said: “I thought the referee had a poor game and he is going to report me for what I said to him in the tunnel.
“I can’t believe what he saw. I thought there was some unbelievably strange decisions out there.”
Holloway will now be banned from the dugout for Sunday’s clash with Manchester City at Bloomfield Road.