Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio accepts FA fine
Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio has been fined £8,000 after accepting a Football Association charge of improper conduct.
The Italian was sent to the stands by referee Martin Atkinson during Saturday's 3-1 defeat by Arsenal.
Di Canio, whose side sit bottom of the Premier League, later admitted inviting the official to dismiss him.
"I said if you want to complete a perfect job, you can send me off," the ex-Swindon manager said after the game. "He took it seriously."
An FA statement read: "Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio has been fined the standard penalty of £8,000 after he admitted an FA misconduct charge in relation to his behaviour during his side's game against Arsenal."