English Premiership

Spurs, Chelsea fines reduced

2016-07-07 09:05
Mauricio Pochettino (TEAMtalk)

London - English Premier League sides Chelsea and Spurs saw their fines for the unseemly brawls that peppered their highly-charged London derby last season reduced on appeal by the Football Association (FA) on Tuesday.

The 2-2 draw on May 2 - which ended Spurs title hopes and confirmed Leicester City as champions - saw two mass brawls break out as the Spurs players lost control with some over exuberant tackling as their hopes of the crown slipped away.

The nadir of the night's behaviour was reached in the tunnel when there was another brawl and the Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink was sent flying - Chelsea were initially fined £375,000 and Spurs £225,000.

"An appeal board has reduced the fines issued to Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur in relation to events at Stamford Bridge on May 2, 2016," a FA statement read.

"Following the game, both clubs were charged by the FA with failing to control their players and officials.

"An independent regulatory commission ordered that Chelsea be fined 375,000 and Tottenham Hotspur 225,000 after taking into consideration previous similar breaches of FA rules.

"However, following an appeal board hearing the fines have been reduced to 290,000 and 175,000 respectively. It remains that both clubs have been warned as to their future conduct."

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Monday, 18 December 2017
Everton v Swansea City, Goodison Park 22:00
Friday, 22 December 2017
Arsenal v Liverpool, Emirates Stadium 21:45
Saturday, 23 December 2017
Everton v Chelsea, Goodison Park 14:30
Stoke City v West Bromwich Albion, Bet365 Stadium 17:00
Manchester City v AFC Bournemouth, Etihad Stadium 17:00
Swansea City v Crystal Palace, Liberty Stadium 17:00
West Ham United v Newcastle United, London Stadium 17:00
Southampton v Huddersfield Town, St. Mary's Stadium 17:00
Brighton & Hove Albion v Watford, The American Express Community Stadium 17:00
Burnley v Tottenham Hotspur, Turf Moor 19:30
Leicester City v Manchester United, King Power Stadium 21:45
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2017/18 season?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.