FA fine Shrews and City

02 February 2007 11:10
Shrewsbury Town and Chester City have both been fined £3,000 and warned over their future conduct by the Football Association after a mass brawl marred their League Two clash in November. Players from both sides were involved in ugly scenes just 90 seconds after Michael Symes had successfully netted from the spot to secure Shrewsbury a 2-1 victory. Rival players and officials immediately became embroiled in a series of touchline brawls that resulted in Town skipper Sagi Burton being shown a red card. More altercations followed and there was a further clash in the tunnel as the opposing factions headed for the dressing rooms An FA statement read: "The two clubs admitted charges of failing to ensure that their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion in relation to two separate incidents during and following the match on Saturday November 25."

Source: ESA