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Aston Villa owner fined for social media comments

The chairman and owner of Aston Villa Football Club, Tony Xia Credit: PA

The chairman and owner of Aston Villa Football Club has been fined £4,000 by the Football Association for comments he made on social media last month.

Tony Xia has also been warned about his future conduct after admitting the misconduct charge.

According to the FA, the comments constituted improper conduct in that they questioned the integrity of the match official and/or alleged and/or implied bias on the part of the match official, and/or brought the game into disrepute, contrary to FA Rule E3(1).

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