Marco Silva has been fined £12,000 by the FA after he confronted the officials following Everton’s 3-2 defeat at Newcastle earlier this month.
Silva was furious with referee Lee Mason for allowing Newcastle’s winning goal, with replays showing it should have been ruled out for offside.
The Toffees boss marched onto the field at the final whistle to confront Mason and his assistants, which has not gone down well with the FA.
The Portuguese has been fined following Independent Regulatory Commission hearing after accepting an improper conduct charge from The FA.
Fortunately he has avoid more serious punishment such as a touchline ban. Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino was given a two-match touchline ban earlier this month for angrily confronting referee Mike Dean after Spurs’ defeat at Burnley at Turf Moor.
Tottenham reacted angrily to that punishment, suggesting it was disproportionally harsh, so that may have played in Everton’s favour.
Either way it is case closed and Everton can now move on, though similar incidents are still likely to occur as long as officials continue to make errors like we witnessed in the closing stages at St James’ Park.
VAR to the rescue? We will find out next season.