ROTHERHAM United manager Steve Evans has been banned from all grounds staging Millers matches for the next six-matches and fined £3,000.
The penalty follows an Independent Regulatory Commission last Wednesday who studied suggestions that a woman steward was offended by him at a game before he joined Rotherham.
Evans was charged with “using abusive and/or indecent and/or insulting words and/or behaviour towards a participant in or around the dressing room area at the end of the Bradford City v Crawley Town League Two fixture” on 27 March 2012.
It was further alleged that the breach included a reference to gender, a breach of FA Rule E3(2).
Evans denied the charge and requested a personal hearing.
The Commission found that Evans had used abusive and insulting words and behaviour which did include a reference to gender.
The Commission did not find that Evans had used indecent words or behaviour.
Evans has informed The Football Association he does not wish to appeal the decision so the sanction is now imposed with immediate effect.
The stadium ban will prevent Evans from attending the ground at which Rotherham United’s first team are playing at any time during a match day.