Lee given FA warning

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Liverpool assistant boss Sammy Lee has been given a warning by the Football Association over his behavior on the touchline following his dismissal by referee Phil Dowd during the Reds’ 2-1 opening day defeat to Tottenham at White Hart Lane.

Lee was incensed by two late decisions to deny Liverpool penalties and made his feelings clear to fourth official Stuart Atwell, who promptly notified Dowd.

Shortly after he was charged with improper conduct by the FA and today, after admitting the charge, was given a warning as to his future behavior.

Lee had previously “exemplary” disciplinary record according to Sky Sports from his spells at Anfield and as Bolton Wanderers boss and assistant boss.

Manager Rafa Benitez has also been hit with the same charge from the FA after comments made to the media after full-time.

Benitez has until September 15th to answer the charge.

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