Date: 14th December 2007 at 5:41pm
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Sir Alex will not be present at the touchline during the games at West Ham and against Birmingham. He admitted the FA’s charge of insulting Mark Clattenburg at the Bolton v United clash last month.

He was also fined 5,000 though I expect that does not rock him. However, I feel it a bit unjust, whatever he said.

Touchline bans are extremely rare nowadays. Pardew and Wenger got away with their hilarious brawling, the Frenchman was lucky again when he was only fined for calling the assistant a liar after this year’s Carling Cup final. Yet our old Scot is banned again, like in 2003 when notorious United-hater Jeff Winter was in the centre of his rant.

Fergie did not request a personal hearing so judgment was made based on video footage and written statements. The Scotsman’s reaction is unknown yet but it’s certain he’ll be unhappy…