Inter Miami’s head coach Phil Neville has been fined by Major League Soccer for comments about the league following an October 9 loss to the New York Red Bulls.
MLS did not disclose the size of the fine, but revealed that its comments went against the league’s public criticism.
During the post-game press conference, Neville said the officials played a role in the team’s losing streak and asked for a “massive investigation” into how his team is being treated.
“I don’t want to sound like a broken record, but there is something fundamentally wrong with the way referees deal with Inter Miami,” he said.
“The decisions against Inter Miami need massive investigation. We want this to be the best league in the world, but we have such decisions. We have been questioned about our integrity this year,” added Neville.
“We were pelted with stones and had to take a lot of absolute s — from a lot of people and had to accept it. I can’t accept that, I have to defend my club against something unjust and wrong.” . I feel that we are being betrayed. “
The loss to the Red Bulls left Miami in 11th place on the Eastern Conference table, eight points behind their last playoff spot.
This wouldn’t be the first time Inter Miami have been penalized by the league. Earlier this season, the MLS fined $ 2 million, the highest in league history, for violating the league’s salary budget and roster regulations.