The fracas that saw both Loic Remy and Bradley Johnson sent off in the game at Norwich City, has resulted in both clubs being fined, because they failed to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behavior. That’s FA language for saying both sets of players just lost it.
Loic Remy and Bradley Johnson confronting each other
In the 82nd minute all hell was let loose as Loic Remy and Bradley Johnson confronted each other, as shown above, and then both were sent off by the referee.
Both clubs then appealed the red cards – and for no logical reason we could find – Bradley Johnson was let off and didn’t serve any suspension at all – and yet Loic is still suspended for three games and is out another two games.
Was that unfair to Newcastle, or was that unfair to Newcastle?
This is the statement the FA issued today:
“Newcastle admitted the charge and accepted the standard penalty of £20,000, which includes a third-off for admitting.” “Norwich, who had a similar breach earlier this season, denied the charge, which was subsequently found proven, and were fined £30,000.”
“Both clubs were warned as to their future conduct.”
And to add insult to injury Newcastle hit each post and the cross-bar during the game, and were much the better side and we should have collected all 3 points.
However, it took a great save in injury time from goalkeeper Tim Krul, for Newcastle to even come away with that point from Carrow Road.
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