Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been fined £2,500 and censured by the Football Association.
Although the French coach denied the FA’s charge of improper conduct and/or bringing the game into disrepute, he was found guilty.
The charge relates to Wenger’s comments about one of the assistant referees following February’s Carling Cup final against Chelsea.
Wenger claimed the assistant referee ‘lied’ in his report over the mass brawl which marred the final.
However, the commission judged that the use of the word ‘lie’ constituted improper conduct.
Wenger said at the time: “The officials made a mistake. Adebayor did not punch Lampard and didn’t intend to, we can prove it. It isn’t the truth, I don’t accept it.
“I cannot accept that our club is treated like this. I will defend it to the FA. It was a lie and is not responsible.”