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Arsenal & Chelsea Slapped

Arsenal & Chelsea Slapped

Following the 'brawl' (seriously, has anyone ever watched Rugby League? they knock 7 shades of shi.....poo out of each other and don't even get sent off) that marred the Carling cup final, both Arsenal and Chelsea have been fined.

Each club received a fine of £100,000 and were spanked on the bottom with a geography text book.

An FA statement said.

At a Disciplinary Commission hearing today, Arsenal FC and Chelsea FC have each been fined £100,000 and reprimanded for the involvement of their players and officials in a mass confrontation towards the end of the Carling Cup Final on 25 February.

The clubs were charged with failing to ensure that their players and/or officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative and/or violent behaviour. Both clubs admitted the charge.

The Commission stated that it viewed the incident as serious, unacceptable and damaging to the image of the game. However, it bore into account the guilty pleas and the mitigation put forward by both clubs.

It found that Arsenal players had been marginally more involved in the Carling Cup Final incident, but that Chelsea FC had past proven cases in recent years regarding the general behaviour of their players where warnings had been issued.

Arsenal get a 100k fine for being buggers in the final, and Chelsea slapped for being a consistent pain in the arse.


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Tuesday March 27 2007
Time: 9:21PM

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Well Chelsea bein a constant pain in the arse is spot on i must say. I was at the final and it didn't seem like much at the time but the fact that Arsenal were involved seemed to blow things out of proportion. If the referee had dealt with the previous stupid challenges with any conviction none of this would have happend. At the end of the day nobody got hurt so a 100k fine seems a little harsh.
27/03/2007 21:57:00
i do wonder if ashely and drogba will get slapped a bit more for stamping on that fans head during the spurs fa cup game too ?
28/03/2007 00:01:00
"damaging to the image of the game", do you know what, that's the best phrase I've ever heard to describe the F.A.
Little Dutch
28/03/2007 06:24:00
hmmm, i wonder if they thought that when they hired mclaren ?
28/03/2007 07:26:00
Can someone tell me how Barton's tackle on Mendes, Gamst's tackle on Eboue or Drogba and Cole kicking a restrained fan are positive images for the game? Come on Andorra.
Little Dutch
28/03/2007 09:23:00
In fact, wasn't Redknapp fined for complaining about Barton? What a shambles.
Little Dutch
28/03/2007 09:26:00
LD did you purposely omit Thatcher attempted murder on Mendez (poor sod)?
28/03/2007 09:45:00
It wouldn't be so bad to take the punishment if it wasn't being dished out by a bunch of ****wits... everyone say "We love the FA!"...nobody? Just Sir Harry then!
28/03/2007 09:51:00
LD - tried to post on the other thread but it dont show up no more! lol. Last night (and the night before were great) It raised a smile reading of your Oasis experiences on the other post. Something we do seem to agree on!
Jacky B
28/03/2007 09:53:00
I tried that too Jacky, having seen it balloon to 300 posts last night, but it seems to have been blocked which is fair enough I suppose as it went OTT... Back to the FA, it angers me that criminal tackles as mentioned above are not punished, but they will punish 'handbags' like in Cardiff... I played a bit of Sunday-league type footie for a while and put up with elbows cracking into my nose/eyeballs/ribcage but aside from getting hurt it's plain cheating to illegally stop someone playing in that manner. So when I see people trying to break others' limbs, my blood boils... Our own Diaby getting his ankle senselessly shatterred by a fool or good ole Roy "it's a man's game" Keane finishing off someone's career with ONE tackle! What does the FA do to polish this all up? Answers on a postcard please.
28/03/2007 10:43:00
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