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Extent of Swindon Town's director of football Tim Sherwood's Bury rant revealed

Extent of Swindon Town's director of football Tim Sherwood's Bury rant revealed

The rant that led to Tim Sherwood being landed with a two-game touchline ban has been released by the Football Association’s Independent Regulatory Commission.

Sherwood was guilty of a strongly-worded attack on referee Mark Brown during Swindon Town's 1-0 defeat at Bury's Gigg Lane on February 11, a game he watched from the director's box.

Mr Brown's report states that Sherwood labelled the referee  “****ing mug” in the tunnel at half-time after being angry at a decision.

Also in the report, Sherwood is said to have been acting in an aggressive manner, with acts such as pointing in his face and, after being told to go to the stands for the second half, Sherwood replied: “I wasn’t even in the dugout, you ****ing mug, and you would be doing me a favour”.

Mr Brown’s report of the incident stated: "After the half-time whistle, and as I was walking down the tunnel, Tim Sherwood of Swindon Town approached me and said: “you’re the only ****er in the ground that’s ****ing seen it, you ****ing mug.
 
"He then started pointing aggressively in my face. I told him to calm down and stop pointing at me or he would be sitting in the stands for the second half.
 
"He then continued: “I wasn’t even in the dugout, you ****ing mug, and you would be doing me a favour”.
 
"I told him I wanted to speak to him at my dressing room but he ignored me and walked off towards the Swindon changing room.
 
"I followed him and stood outside, and told the coaching staff I wanted Mr Sherwood to come outside as I needed to speak to him.
 
"After approx(imately) 45 seconds, Mr Sherwood walked out and walked past me, and I informed him that he would be reported for his comments towards me. His reply was: “**** off, you mug”.
 
“I then entered my dressing room area and informed the stewards of my decision, and that if Mr Sherwood tried to come down into the technical area, he should not be allowed."
 
The ex-Tottenham manager was given a two-game touchline ban for his actions, two games Swindon won, as well as a £2,000 fine by the Football Assosciation.
 

Benjamin Wills

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