FA fines Tigers and Gunners

11 February 2010 11:43
Hull City have been fined £40,000 and Arsenal £20,000 following a mass fracas during their Premier League game at the Emirates Stadium in December. Players from both sides became embroiled in a melee on the stroke of half-time during a game on December 19 which the Gunners went on to win 3-0. Arsenal midfield Samir Nasri appeared to stamp on Richard Garcia's foot to spark the flashpoint and the FA has taken action in the form of fines for both clubs. "At a Regulatory Commission hearing this week, Arsenal and Hull City were fined for failing to control their players during a match at the Emirates Stadium in December," read an FA statement. "The clubs were charged in relation to a mass confrontation between players from both sides. "Hull admitted the charge. Arsenal denied the charge but the commission found it proved."

Source: ESA