Crystal Palace boss Holloway fined £2,000 by FA for comments to referee

The 50-year-old took to the pitch to remonstrate with referee Dean Whitehouse after he did not dismiss Luke Varney and Stephen Warnock for what he perceived to be red card offences
Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway has been fined £2,000 for his behaviour in last weekend's 2-2 draw with Leeds United.

The ex-Blackpool boss was incensed after referee Dean Whitehouse decided to not send off Leeds players Luke Varney and Stephen Warnock for what he believed were red card offences and ran onto the pitch to argue with the officials.

Palace starlet Wilfried Zaha has also been charged for gesturing towards the Leeds supporters during the game, but Holloway is not anticipating a harsh punishment for the winger.

"I was shouting that was wrong and I must be a role model. I will move on, as will Wilf," he told reporters.

"We are a well-run football club and we will deal with the issue concerning Wilf in the right way. I don't expect him to get a ban.

"There were incidents in the game that were not dealt with in the right way. That is now in the past and we have to get on with football."