Small fortune: Wigan forced to cough up £40,000 by FA for breaking agent regulations over Marc-Antoine Fortuné

Wigan have been fined £40,000 by the Football Association for agency activity in the July signing of Marc-Antoine Fortuné just a day after securing a Championship playoff place.

The sum, subject to appeal, and warning from the FA as to the club’s future conduct came in relation to Willie McKay’s dealings, the agent’s overseas registration suspended for nine months with the punishment “stayed for a period of two years”.

“Mr McKay, as an Overseas Agent, will be reported to his licencing National Association (The Scottish FA) for this misconduct,” added the FA statement.

FA Cup holders Wigan, who were relegated last season but have a chance to bounce straight back up, also released a statement on their website.

“Wigan Athletic are aware of the decision and are awaiting the full findings of the Independent Regulatory Commission to enable us to review our position in respect of the decision.”

Former West Brom player Fortuné moved to the north west last summer on a two-year contract with Wigan, scoring five goals since the move as the Frenchman looks to help the club’s promotion campaign.

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