Peterborough boss Steve Evans becomes first to be suspended by FA under new booking rules

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The 56-year-old will be absent from the touchline on Tuesday night after being punished for his behaviour

Steve Evans has become the first manager in English football to be suspended under new Football Association misconduct rules.

The Peterborough boss will be banned for the touchline for Tuesday night’s League One clash against AFC Wimbledon after receiving four yellow cards this term.

Steve Evans won’t be in the Posh dugout for the clash against AFC Wimbledon

Steve Evans won’t be in the Posh dugout for the clash against AFC Wimbledon

The new bookings system was introduced in the Football League at the start of this season in a bid to curb abusive behaviour by managers.

Referees are permitted to award managers a yellow card for dissent, with a second booking leading to a red card.

A straight red card can also be awarded in cases of serious abuse towards match officials or rival coaches and players.

Evans received yellow cards for his conduct in Peterborough’s match at Charlton on August 21, with Gillingham on September 21 and against Accrington on October 20.

His fourth indescretion, triggering the suspension, came in last Friday’s 1-1 draw with Coventry.

The FA said in a statement: “Peterborough United manager Steve Evans will serve a one-match touchline suspension with immediate effect after receiving his fourth stage one warning this season for misconduct in the technical area.”

Evans’ assistant Paul Raynor is currently on three yellow cards.

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