Villas-Boas slapped with £12k fine
Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas has been fined £12,000 by the Football Association for comments made after the defeat to Queens Park Rangers.
The Chelsea manager took a dim view of referee Chris Foy's performance, saying he "directly influenced the result" and "committed tremendous mistakes". The Blues lost the game and had Didier Drogba and Jose Bosingwa sent off.
The FA took a dim view of his comments and charged him with improper conduct. Villas-Boas denied the charge, but he was found guilty by an independent panel.
A statement from the FA read: "Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has today been fined £12,000 by The FA and warned as to his future conduct after being charged in respect of media comments which were found by an Independent Regulatory Commission to have constituted improper conduct.
"The comments were made after Chelsea's away fixture at Queens Park Rangers on 23 October 2011. Villas-Boas had denied the charge and requested a non-personal hearing."
The former Porto manager has requested written reasons for the guilty verdict and fine before deciding whether to appeal.