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Real Salt Lake coach Mike Petke fined by MLS for postgame rant

Real Salt Lake coach Mike Petke fined by MLS for postgame rant
From ESPN - August 11, 2017

MLS commissioner Don Garber has fined Real Salt Lake coach Mike Petke an "undisclosed amount" for his tirade against officials and the league's disciplinary review process following his side's match with Sporting Kansas City on July 22.

Midfielder Kyle Beckerman had been suspended for the game against Kansas City -- a punishment which Real Salt Lake was unsuccessful in overturning through appeal.

And Petke, who was ejected in the 72nd minute of the 1-1 draw, turned up at his postgame news conference with photographs of incidents he felt the league's disciplinary committee had gotten wrong.

Petke, after venting his frustration, said he expected to be punished. And MLS followed in kind on Friday afternoon, with Petke taking to Twitter to respond in pointed fashion.

I will disclose my fine I believe in transparency and ACCOUNTABILITY. Accountability both from myself as well as all other party's. $3000 https://t.co/6CGWLmOaTf

- @petkemike (@petkemike) August 11, 2017

He wrote: "I will disclose my fine I believe in transparency and ACCOUNTABILITY. Accountability both from myself as well as all other party's. $3000"

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