The CRAWLEY Town manager has been hit with a touchline ban and a fine after using ‘abusive and insulting words’ towards a referee.
John Yems called the match referees ‘clowns’ after Hartlepool striker Omar Bogle escaped a red card for a foul on Jack Payne.
Bogle then scored the goal that gave his side a 1-0 win at People’s Pension Stadium on 12 February.
Yems received a red card for his complaints at the final whistle.
He then launched a scathing attack on referee Brett Huxtable and his assistants in an interview published on the club’s official website and social media platforms.
John Yems has been suspended from the touchline for three matches and fined £2,250 by the Football Association (FA).
The 62-year-old said in the interview after the Hartlepool game: “He (Huxtable) can’t move around the pitch.
“I don’t want to see anyone sent off, but you see a tackle there today.
“The geezer (Bogle) should have been six months old, let alone a yellow card.
“And you can’t talk to him about it.
“You get the bump. Of course you get the bump.
“And I’m sent off – for good reason. You shouldn’t talk to the referees like that.
“But if it’s a referee, I’ll take the game myself because it’s not acceptable.
“All three, to be fair.
“The fourth official agreed he should have left.
“And then the geezer scores a goal” Payney will be out now.
“Payney has a mark on his leg as Jack the Ripper grabbed him.
“But you can’t say anything to those clowns because they won’t do anything.
“And I mean clowns. Absolutely ruined the game.”
An FA spokesperson said: “John Yems has been suspended from the touchline for three matches and fined £2,250 after admitting a consolidated charge for four breaches of FA Rule E3.
“The manager of Crawley Town FC used abusive and insulting words towards a match official after the end of their EFL League 2 game against Hartlepool United FC on Saturday 12 February.
“He also used abusive and insulting words and gestures towards a match official following his dismissal.
“Furthermore, comments made by John Yems in media interviews for the club and a local newspaper following the same match constituted improper conduct as they are personally offensive and attack the integrity of the match referee. and bring the game into disrepute.
“An independent regulatory commission was then convened and imposed the above penalty in a paper hearing.”
The Yems will not be allowed on the touchline in Crawley’s games at home to Scunthorpe this Saturday, Bristol Rovers on Tuesday March 8, as well as their trip to Stoke-on-Trent where they face Port Vale on Saturday March 12.
Scunthorpe are bottom of the table, while Bristol Rovers and Port Vale are just above Crawley Town in ninth and 10th with 51 and 50 points to Crawley’s 44 points.
Yems’ first game back will be for Crawley’s game against Exeter City on Tuesday, March 15.
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This notice was published: 2022-03-03 18:52:53