Norwich City fined £30,000 by FA after Newcastle United fracas
16:49 07 February 2014
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Norwich City have been fined £30,000 by the FA for their part in a melee that marred the recent Premier League 0-0 draw against Newcastle United which saw both sides have a man sent off.
The Canaries had denied the FA charge of ‘failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour’ but were subsequently found guilty. Newcastle had accepted the FA’s original charge and were fined £20,000 which related to a late flashpoint involving players from both sides in last month’s Carrow Road game triggered by the dismissals of Loic Remy and Norwich midfielder Bradley Johnson.
The FA released a statement on Friday afternoon which read: “Norwich City and Newcastle United have been fined £30,000 and £20,000 respectively following an FA charge of misconduct. The charge was that both clubs failed to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour in or around the 82nd minute of their fixture on January 28 2014.
“Newcastle admitted the charge and accepted the standard penalty of £20,000, which includes a third-off for admitting (the offence). Norwich, who had a similar breach earlier this season, denied the charge which was subsequently found proven and were fined £30,000. Both clubs were warned as to their future conduct.”
City were fined £20,000 by the FA earlier in the season following a similar incident against Cardiff City at Carrow Road. The latest episode was sparked by Newcastle striker Remy’s dismissal for a head butt gesture towards Johnson, before the City midfielder was also sent off for raising his hands into the chest of the Frenchman. Johnson successfully appealed against his three-match ban but Remy is currently serving a three-game suspension for violent conduct after failing in his appeal.