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FA Cup holders Wigan Athletic fined over rule breach

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FA Cup holders and Sky Bet championship play-off contenders, Wigan Athletic have been fined £40,000 for breaching the Football Association's Football Agents Regulations regarding the signing of Marc-Antoine Fortune.

The charge related to agency activity carried out by Willie McKay for the Championship club in relation to the capture of the striker in July 2013.

Both Wigan and McKay admitted breaking regulation C10(a)(i) at an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing.

Fortune, 32, has played 48 times for the Latics, scoring five goals.

McKay has been warned over his future conduct and had his overseas agent registration suspended for nine months. The suspension is suspended for two years.

The sanctions are subject to appeal.

In a statement the club said they were "awaiting the full findings of the Independent Regulatory Commission to enable us to review our position in respect of the decision".

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