Robbo banned from the touchline for four games

Karl Robinson
Karl Robinson

MK Dons boss Karl Robinson has been given a four-game touchline ban after he was found guilty of using ‘abusive language’ to a Bradford City player.

The incident dates back to September 16, 2014, when Dons and Bradford met at stadium:mk in League 1.

Appearing in front of the FA today (Thursday), Robinson was found guilty of using abusive and/or insulting words to a Bradford City player, in breach of FA Rule E3 (1) and that breach was aggravated as defined in FA Rule E3 (2) by reference to the player’s nationality.

The FA have handed the 34-year-old a four-game touchline ban, which is effective immediately. He has also been fined £3,000 and ordered to undertake an education programme provided by the FA.

Robinson said: “I accept the punishment and respect the Commission’s ruling, however, I maintain that I didn’t make any reference to the player’s nationality. I do apologise if I caused any offence to the Bradford City player or anyone else in relation to my use of industrial language.

“Moving forward from this, my mind is fully focussed on preparing the team for forthcoming games.”

Last week, when speaking about abuse he received from fans, Robinson said: “The language and abuse I get because of the area I’m from is unacceptable.”