LONDON — The English Football Association has banned Arsene Wenger from the touchline for three games after the Arsenal manager accepted he was abusive when questioning the integrity of a referee.
Wenger’s outburst followed a 1-1 draw at West Bromwich Albion on Sunday. Wenger was incensed at Calum Chambers being penalized for a handball and West Brom converting the resulting penalty to equalize.
Following a regulatory commission hearing, the FA said Wenger “admitted that his language and behavior in the match officials’ changing room … was abusive, improper and questioned the integrity of the match referee.”
Wenger was also fined 40,000 pounds ($54,200).