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Cardiff City fans launch fundraiser to help pay Neil Warnock’s post-match fine

The Bluebird manager was fined for his comments following that controversial Chelsea defeat. Credit: PA

Cardiff City fans have started a fundraising campaign to help pay a £20,000 fine handed to manager Neil Warnock.

The Football Association found the Cardiff boss guilty of "improper conduct" for comments made after his team's controversial 2-1 defeat against Chelsea last month.

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Warnock made his feelings known to match officials following the game. Credit: PA

Now fans have stepped forward to help pay the fine. Adam Brown from Caerphilly set up the online fundraiser, saying fans should pay “£1 each” to help cover the £20,000.

Mr Brown described the officials calls in the Cardiff Chelsea game as a "shocker" and said Warnock's comments "weren’t that bad".

So far Mr Brown's campaign has raised over three hundred pounds.

Bluebird fans bask in the sunshine as their side took on Liverpool last month. Credit: EMPICS/PA

The Cardiff manager made the comments after a controversial Premier League clash against Chelsea last month.

Chelsea were 1-0 down with six minutes left when Cesar Azpilicueta, who was standing two yards offside, met Marcos Alonso's flick-on to head home the equaliser.

The Cardiff manager following his team's victory against Brighton. Credit: PA

Warnock has avoided a touchline ban and will be pitch-side for Cardiff's penultimate game of the season against Crystal Palace. The Bluebirds will be battling against relegation at home.