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Newly pro­moted Leeds fined for ti­tle cel­e­bra­tions at Derby

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/Leeds United have been fined 20,000 pounds ($25,992) by the Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion (FA) and re­ceived a warn­ing about their fu­ture con­duct for us­ing py­rotech­nic de­vices while celebratin­g their Cham­pi­onship tri­umph.

Leeds de­feated Derby County 3-1 at Pride Park on July 19 in their first game af­ter be­ing crowned cham­pi­ons of Eng­land’s sec­ond-tier and cel­e­brated by set­ting off coloured smoke py­rotech­nics.

Leeds were charged in Au­gust and on Wed­nes­day, an FA spokesper­son con­firmed on Twit­ter that the club had breached Rule E20 by


“fail­ing to en­sure play­ers and/or of­fi­cials con­ducted them­selves in an or­derly fash­ion”.

Leeds were ini­tially fined 30,000 pounds but that was re­duced due to the fact “no one was threat­ened or en­dan­gered by the con­duct”, “no one was in­jured”, and there was “im­me­di­ate ad­mis­sion and apol­ogy from the club”.

Leeds have the right to ap­peal agin­s­the de­ci­sion.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side, who re­turn to the Pre­mier League af­ter a 16-year ab­sence, face cham­pi­ons Liverpool on Sept. 12 in their first game of the new sea­son.

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