Stoke chairman Peter Coates fined over media comments

Thursday 04 Dec 2014
Stoke City chairman Peter Coates

Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing, Peter Coates has been fined £5,000 in relation to media comments.

The Stoke City chairman was charged with improper conduct in that his comments alleged and/or implied bias on the part of referees and/or brought the game into disrepute.

Mr Coates denied the charge and requested a personal hearing at which the breach of FA Rule E3(1) was found proven. He was also warned as to his future conduct and ordered to pay £1,500 towards the cost of the hearing.

By FA Staff