In hot water

Roddy Collins fined €1,500 and handed 6-match ban

The FAI have sanctioned the Waterford United boss for critical comments made about the SSE Airtricity League.

Roddy Collins Collins has been in charge of Waterford since May 2015. James Crombie / INPHO James Crombie / INPHO / INPHO

WATERFORD UNITED MANAGER Roddy Collins has found himself in hot water with the FAI over comments made in his newspaper column.

The outspoken SSE Airtricity League First Division boss has been fined €1,500 and handed a six-game touchline ban for his article in the Irish Daily Star about the state of the league earlier this month.

“The game here is f**ked without good people who get nothing in return only stress and abuse, and without the players and the phenomenal effort they put in,” The Star’s website reports Collins as saying in the column in question

It would be lost without the supporters and voluntary workers, everyone who tries their hardest to make it happen. Outside of that it’s a shambles.”

Collins has been manager of Waterford United, currently fifth in the First Division with three points from as many games, since May 2015.

The club tweeted a short statement this evening:

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