It has been a whirlwind week for West Brom boss Slaven Bilic.
The Croatian was given his first red card of the season at Goodison Park after his side fell to a crushing 5-2 defeat at the hands of Everton.
Mike Dean gave Bilic his marching orders after he entered the field of play to question the official about the red card given to Kieran Gibbs.
Sky Sports shared earlier that Bilic had been charged by the FA for improper conduct, and that he had subsequently accepted that rather than appeal.
Express and Star journalist Joseph Masi explained the charge further after Bilic was present in the dugout for the Carabao Cup clash against Brentford.
“I understand Slaven Bilic will be in the Albion dugout tonight and also versus Chelsea,” he wrote on his personal Twitter account.
“The boss has accepted his charge of improper conduct. But the FA deemed it only minor incident so have fined him but not issued him with a touchline ban.”
I understand Slaven Bilic will be in the Albion dugout tonight and also versus Chelsea. The boss has accepted his charge of improper conduct. But the FA deemed it only minor incident so have fined him but not issued him with a touchline ban. #wba
— Joseph Masi (@JosephMasi_Star) September 22, 2020
Finally, common sense seems to have prevailed on this one.
It seemed a ridiculous decision at the time, and Dean has been slammed for the way he handled the situation in Merseyside.
Aston Villa hero Gabby Agbonglahor even labelled the official as an “arrogant fool” recently as he attempted to once again steal the show in the game.
With it being labelled as a minor incident, hopefully, the fine is also minor for Bilic, who will just want to concentrate on the football now this has been finalised.
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