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.