Date: 13th June 2016 at 1:10pm
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When Southend begin the new season Phil Brown will be watching on from the sidelines having been handed a touchline ban by the Football Association.

Brown was charged by with misconduct by the FA following the three-two defeat at Bury to end the 2015/16 season with the Southend boss found guilty and therefore serving a four-match touchline ban.

As well as this touchline ban he’s been fined £3,000 having admitted to ‘four breaches’ with a fifth proven by an ‘Independent Regulatory Commission’ at the hearing last week with the BBC saying.

‘From the third minute of injury time through until half-an-hour after the match had finished, Brown’s language and/or behaviour was abusive and/or insulting and/or improper on five separate occasions.’

Having awarded a penalty deep into injury-time, from which Bury won the match, Brown also said assistant referee Barry Gordon should be ‘struck off.’

The said he’s ‘learned my lesson’ with the ‘right decision’ made also apologising to everyone.

‘I have learned my lesson and I will take this into account regarding my future conduct. They have come to the right decision. I was wrong in my actions and I apologise to everyone associated with the club and the officials from the Bury game.’

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