Rotherham United: Evans may face FA rap

Alex Revell flicks the ball past Ben Reeves.
Alex Revell flicks the ball past Ben Reeves.
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Rotherham United manager Steve Evans will have to wait to see if any further action is likely from the FA after he was sent to the stands at half-time of Saturday’s match at MK Dons.

It appears that Evans’s ‘crime’ was to shout at a steward who, the Millers manager alleges, put his arm on him in the tunnel as he left the pitch at half-time. “I shouted to ask him to get his arm off me and the referee said I should not be shouting at a steward and that I’d have to go ‘upstairs’ for the remainder of the game,” said Evans.

“I was sent off for shouting. There was no abusive language and no swearing.”

However, there were reports circulating in the media area afterwards that an expletive was used and this could figure in the referee’s report.

Evans doubted the penalty decision whereby Rotherham fell behind right on half-time and had Michael O’Connor sent off as a result.

O’Connor - who received a straight red for denying an obvious goalscoring opportunity - misses one game, at home to Ronnie Moore’s Tranmere tomorrow. Out also is Lee Frecklington for his fifth booking of the season.

Evans also explained his decision to take off striker Alex Revell at half-time.

“He could have had a hat-trick,” said Evans. “When he passed the buck on that final chance it was telling me his confidence was very, very low.”