Grant fined following outburst

Portsmouth manager Avram Grant has been fined £1,000 and warned about his future conduct after angrily confronting referee Kevin Friend during a Premier League game last month.

Grant admitted a Football Association charge of improper conduct after being sent to the stands at half-time during a stormy clash against Sunderland on February 9.

Darren Bent had given the Wearsiders an early lead before a stoppage-time equaliser from Aruna Dindane snatched a point for the home side.

Grant confronted the official at half-time after claiming his side should have been awarded two penalties.

Following a disciplinary hearing, the Pompey chief was also given a further £4,000 suspended fine.

"The regulatory commission took into account his admission of the charge and previous good disciplinary record," read an FA statement.

"The suspended fine will be activated in the event of a similar breach of FA rules."

Grant had angrily told reporters after the game:"Referees are honest but they go with the atmosphere and they also read the papers, so it is easy to do it.

"I cannot fight against the whole world.

"Against Sunderland, two clear penalties against us. I can fight against everything but sometimes it is too much. Maybe it is too easy to do things against us."

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