ROTHERHAM United boss Steve Evans will be personally devastated by the FA punishment which bans him from attending the club’s next six matches.
Evans, whose passion for his team is apparent on the touchline, was shocked to realise he cannot even watch his promotion-chasing side for the next month.
The stadium ban takes effect from Saturday’s home game with Torquay and he isn’t allowed to even go to the ground where the team are playing. The next time he can watch them will be on October 13 at home to Southend United.
The FA charged Evans - who has also been fined £3,000 - after Crawley’s match at Bradford City on March 27. He was Crawley manager.
A complaint was
made by a female steward arising from an incident when she spoke with Evans by the away dressing room after the game had ended in a mass brawl.
The FA Commission found him guilty of using abusive and insulting words and behaviour including a reference to gender. It found he did not use inde-
cent words or behaviour.
the charges and had a personal hearing last week. He will not appeal.
The stadium ban also precludes him from paying to watch as a normal spectator.
Evans commented: “I am very disappointed by the decision. However, for the good of Rotherham United, I accept the verdict and will move on with no further comment.”
A club statement said: “We will work closely with Steve to ensure the penalty imposed does not affect the objectives for this season.”