Sunderland manager Di Canio fined for misconduct

LONDON (AP) Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio has been fined 8,000 pounds ($12,700) by the Football Association after accepting a charge of misconduct for his outburst at a referee.

Toward the end of his team's 3-1 loss at Arsenal last Saturday, Di Canio argued with referee Martin Atkinson and was sent off the field.

Di Canio later said he'd told Atkinson "if you want to complete a perfect job, you can send me off.'

The Italian coach was frustrated by the decision to disallow a goal from Jozy Altidore that would have leveled the score at 2-2.

Di Canio avoided a match suspension and will be in the dugout when his team visits West Brom on Saturday.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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