Morecambe fans donate money to pay manager's fine

Supporters of financially troubled English League Two side Morecambe FC have pooled together their money to help pay for a fine given to boss Jim Bentley by the Football Association (FA).

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Bentley was given a 1000 pound ($1670) fine in addition to a two-match ban for managing his side from the touchlines after being sent to the stands during a match against Cheltenham in December, the BBC reported.

With the club under serious financial strain, the coach was handed money to pay the fine after Sunday's match against Notts County and was visibly moved by the gesture.

The club are operating under a transfer embargo because the Professional Footballers' Association have helped pay wages.

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Brazilian businessman Diego Lemos purchased the club in September of last year but he has not been back in the United Kingdon since November while two directors resigned last month after a board meeting.

Despite the troubles a statement was released by the club affirming that they were "united in their resolve to find solutions to the many problems facing Morecambe Football Club as a direct result of Mr Lemos's continuing absence and his failure to deliver promised funding."

Morecambe currently sit in 17th place in the 24 team competition.




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Published 9 January 2017 at 12:57pm
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