Football: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was fined £12,000 today after being found guilty of misconduct for his latest rant against match officials.
Ferguson lost his appeal against an FA charge brought after the Scot attacked assistant referee Simon Beck for his display in the 1-1 draw at Tottenham last month.
The FA said: "It was alleged that the Manchester United manager's post-match media comments implied that the match official was motivated by bias.
"Ferguson had denied the misconduct charge and requested a paper hearing at which the independent regulatory commission found proven the breach of FA rule E3."
Ferguson was furious with Beck for not spotting Steven Caulker's challenge on Wayne Rooney in the Tottenham box when his side were leading 1-0.
Afterwards, Ferguson brought up Beck's part in a goal awarded to Chelsea's Didier Drogba in 2010 that proved pivotal in the title race.
"There was no way we were going to get a decision" from Beck, Ferguson said.
"We have got history with him. He never gave offside with Drogba at Old Trafford when he was three yards offside."
Ferguson added: "The profile of me is such that the FA naturally panic as soon as the press criticise them.
"Whether I think it is unfair or not doesn't matter to them really at this point. I just think it is more about me than what I have said."
The United boss has Ashley Young back after a five-match absence with a knee injury for Sunday's Premier League encounter with Everton at Old Trafford.
Phil Jones (shingles) and Michael Carrick (hip) are fit after sitting out the midweek internationals.
Everton should have midfielder Marouane Fellaini and defender Phil Jagielka back.
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