Spurs, Chelsea fines re­duced

Daily Trust - - SPORT -

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).

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 ($490,000, 440,000 eu­ros) and Spurs £225,000.

“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,” an FA state­ment read.

Alder­weireld of Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur and Diego Costa of Chelsea

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