Former Boston United boss Steve Evans handed six-match stadium ban and fined £3k for ‘insulting behaviour’ towards female Bradford City employee

Steve Evans (pictured centre).
Steve Evans (pictured centre).

EX-BOSTON United manager Steve Evans has been given a six-match stadium ban.

The current Rotherham boss has also been fined £3,000 by the Football Association.

The punishments come after he was found guilty of using ‘abusive and insulting words and behaviour’ towards a female member of Bradford City’s staff.

The incident occurred on March 27, while the colourful Glaswegian was manager of League Two Crawley Town.

The clash finished with a brawl on the pitch - with five players being sent off.

An FA statement said: “Following an Independent Regulatory Commission held on Wednesday, September 5, Rotherham United manager Steve Evans has been given a six-match stadium ban and fined £3,000.

“Mr Evans was charged with using abusive and/or indecent and/or insulting words and/or behaviour towards a participant in or around the dressing room area at the end of the Bradford City versus Crawley Town Football League Two fixture on March 27 2012.

“It was further alleged that the breach included a reference to gender, a breach of FA Rule E3(2). Mr Evans denied the charge and requested a personal hearing.

“The Commission found that Mr Evans had used abusive and insulting words and behaviour towards a participant in or around the dressing room area at the end of the fixture which did include a reference to gender.

“The Commission did not find that Mr Evans had used indecent words or behaviour.

“Mr Evans has informed The Football Association that he does not wish to appeal the decision and therefore the sanction is now imposed with immediate effect.

“The stadium ban will prevent Mr Evans from attending the ground at which Rotherham United’s first team are playing at any time during a match day.”

This is not the first time Evans has been banned from a stadium.

the ex-Boston manager - who was handed a suspended prison sentence when manager of United for making illegal payments to players - was once ejected from Blundell Park during a League Two clash against Grimsby Town.