FA charge as Leeds United get £35,000 fine from Premier League clash v Everton
The FA have handed Leeds United a £35,000 fine following the club’s failure to control players during an altercation during their clash against Everton on 18 February.
Liverpool Echo journalist Joe Thomas shared the news on Twitter and also highlighted that the Toffees had been given a £55,000 fine for the ordeal.
Thomas confessed how the fine was Everton’s third of the season so far something which won’t help their relegation fight against the Whites.
“Everton have been fined £55,000 for the Blues’ players’ involvement in a mass altercation in the win over Leeds,” said Thomas on Twitter. (3 March, 5:04 PM)
“Club accepted FA charges over failure to control players. Third fine this season over such matters. Leeds fined £35,000 for their players’ roles in the chaos.”
What a shame.
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Whilst getting fines from the FA is never pleasant, £35,000 in the grand scheme of things to a Premier League club isn’t that much of a hit to be concerned about.
There will likely be plenty more bad blood between the Whites and the Toffees over the course of the season as they continue to swap places in the league table.
This isn’t the first time Leeds United have been charged by the FA either, with the club receiving a £25,000 fine earlier in the season after a confrontation in their EFL Cup second-round tie against Barnsley at Elland Road.
Tyler Adams and Everton winger Dwight McNeil were the culprits for starting this fiasco off however, plenty more faces then got involved in the Royal Rumble-esque scrap.
Unfortunately, you just can’t be acting like this on a football pitch in the modern game anymore and the slightest altercations will receive fines.