Simon Jordan slams Jurgen Klopp’s ‘piddly-pop’ £30,000 fine after the German was charged with ‘improper conduct’ following his touchline hysterics against Manchester City as the ex-Crystal Palace owner calls for tougher punishments
- Ex-Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan has slammed Jurgen Klopp’s recent fine
- The Liverpool manager was fined £30,000 by the FA for improper conduct
- Klopp’s fine relates to his sending off during Liverpool’s 1-0 win over Man City
- Jordan labelled Klopp’s five-figure fine as ‘piddly-pop’ as he fumed at the FA
- The pundit then reinforced calls for tougher punishments to be handed out
Klopp was given his fine as part of an ‘improper conduct’ charge following his dugout antics as Liverpool ended City’s unbeaten start to the Premier League season.
The German was sent off by match referee Anthony Taylor for screaming in a match officials face following the decision not to award a foul on Mo Salah after he was hauled to the ground by Bernardo Silva.
Jurgen Klopp has been handed a £30,000 fine by the FA after he was sent off against Man City
The German (left) was charged with ‘improper conduct’ by the FA on Wednesday afternoon
On Wednesday Klopp was charged by the FA and fined for his actions, but wasn’t handed a touchline ban meaning he will be in the dugout for Saturday evening’s Anfield clash with Leeds.
Former Crystal Palace owner turned talkSPORT pundit Jordan is renowned for being one of the most combative football analysts and didn’t hold back when criticising English football’s governing body.
Jordan, 55, called for football managers to hold ‘more accountability’ and mocked the FA for handing Klopp a ‘piddly-pop fine’ that would fail to make any serious dent in the Liverpool manager’s wallet.
Klopp’s FA charge relates to his touchline behaviour in October’s 1-0 win over Man City
Referee Anthony Taylor (blue) showed Klopp his first red card since moving to England in 2015
Speaking on talkSPORT’s Friday show, Jordan fumed: ‘No one gets a pass for making mistakes and there should be accountability.
Kloppe (right) was sent off for berating officials
‘They shouldn’t just sail off into the sunset after making mistakes, the referees and the officials.
‘But a narrative, this rhetoric is being built up by managers that they can say what they want, when they want, they get a slap on the wrist, they get sent to the stands for five minutes whilst still picking the team, whilst still probably communicating with their number twos and their assistant managers.
‘They then get some piddly-pop fine, which is probably ten per cent or five per cent of their weekly take-home pay. It is not the answer.’
Klopp’s sending off was the first red card of his Liverpool tenure since arriving at the Merseyside club in 2015, marking a change in sideline tempers that have been previously remained cool under the German’s watchful eye.
Speaking in the immediate aftermath of the incident, Klopp said:
‘I think I should have dealt with it differently, with the situation, which I do normally. It was a very intense game with a lot of decisions that the managers on both sides didn’t understand.
Ex-Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan demanded harsher punishments for managers