FC Halifax Town manager Pete Wild has been charged with abusing a match official for his outburst at the end of his side’s 1-0 defeat at Huish Park last month.

The boss admitted the charge under FA Rule E3 claiming that “in or around the 93rd minute of the fixture, the Participant’s language towards was abusive, and/or insulting, and/or improper and/or questioned the integrity of the Match Official.”

The FA website confirmed that Wild admitted the charge following the fixture on September 4.

Following the game, he said: “My frustrations boiled over, I shouldn’t be getting sent-off and I apologise for that.

“My yellow, apparently, is for getting the ball back in play, which is ridiculous…and then my red, the fourth official’s looked at me, smiled, and given the ball the other way, so I just said ‘you’ve done that on purpose’.

“Highly frustrating, but until the issue of refereeing’s addressed in this league nothing’s ever going to change.”

If you missed it, listen back to our podcast chat about the incident on episode #99 – The Angry Blackcurrant – here.

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