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The FA have fined West Bromwich Albion manager Slaven Bilic £8,000 after he admitted to a charge of improper conduct during Saturday's 5-2 Premier League defeat at Everton.
Bilic, 52, was shown a red card by referee Mike Dean for his complaints at half-time after defender Kieran Gibbs was sent off for pushing Everton's James Rodriguez in the face.
'Slaven Bilic has been fined £8,000 after admitting a charge for a breach of FA Rule E3 and accepting the standard penalty,' the FA said in a statement.
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'The West Bromwich Albion manager's behaviour on the field of play at half-time of the Premier League fixture against Everton on 19 September 2020 amounted to improper conduct.'
The Croatian was angered by the dismissal of experienced left-back Gibbs and went over to Dean as the officials were heading into the tunnel.
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'Check the foul, check the foul. And the red card,' Bilic could be heard insisting on camera, with Dean replying 'go away' before giving the Croatian his marching orders.
Immediately after the incident, BT Sport pundits Owen Hargreaves and Joe Cole defended Bilic's actions.
Cole remarked: 'As a referee you need to understand human beings. He should have said: "Look Slaven, I'm sorry, I can't talk now you need to go away" and his whole demeanour would've changed.
'But instead he's tried to give him the cold shoulder and shrug him off and walk away. I personally blame Mike Dean for that situation.'
'I think he has the right to ask the question,' Hargreaves said. 'He's saying check the foul, check the red card.
'He didn't swear, he wasn't rude. I think he just wanted to know. I'm not sure he deserved to be sent off.'
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Bilic's side have now lost both of their opening league fixtures since returning to the Premier League and face Chelsea at The Hawthorns on Saturday.
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