Published: 06:00, 13 September 2021
Gillingham assistant boss Paul Raynor has had no contact from the FA after his red card during the touchline fight at Shrewsbury.
Raynor was stunned to have been sent off at the time by referee Sam Allison having been put to the floor by the Shrewsbury substitute keeper Harry Burgoyne - who was also red carded for his part of the scuffle.
“I have not heard a thing,” he said, speaking on Saturday, “That is why I am still on the touchline, that might tell you something, there has been nothing whatsoever.”
Gills boss Steve Evans picked up a £1,000 fine and a one-match touchline ban for his misdemeanour earlier in the season, punished for protesting at a heavy challenge on their teenage striker Gerald Sithole.
Raynor appears to have no case to answer following his ‘dismissal’, however, with the club confirming on twitter that their no.2 had not been charged for his part in the incident at Shrewsbury.
Goalkeeper Burgoyne was hit with a three-game ban following his red card.
Both Gillingham and Shrewsbury were charged with two breaches of FA Rule E20.1. The FA said: “It is alleged that both clubs failed to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour during the 95th minute of the game.
“It is also alleged that both clubs failed to ensure their players and/or club officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative and/or violent behaviour during the 99th minute.”
Dan Phillips picked up a red card in the match, for a second bookable offence, which led to him missing the weekend trip to Burton. He will be available again this weekend when MK Dons visit Priestfield.
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