Posted: Thu January 9, 2014 12:09PM; Updated: Thu January 9, 2014 12:09PM

FA fines Liverpool manager Rodgers for referee comments

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The English FA fined Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers for questioning the integrity of referee Lee Mason.
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LONDON (AP) - The English Football Association has fined Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers 8,000 pounds ($13,200) for questioning the integrity of a referee.

Rodgers questioned whether Lee Mason should have officiated the 2-1 loss to Manchester City last month because he was from nearby Bolton, which is in the Manchester region.

Following an independent regulatory commission hearing on Thursday, the FA says it has also warned Rodgers about his future conduct. Rodgers admitted the misconduct charge.

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