Cardiff and Birmingham fined by Football Association after melee during Championship encounter

14 Nov

Cardiff and Birmingham have been fined by the Football Association after the recent melee between players of both clubs.

The Championship duo have been charged with failing to control their players during the November 2 encounter at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Joe Ralls was elbowed by Harlee Dean during the melee at the Cardiff City Stadium
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The Bluebirds were slapped with a £5,000 fine while Birmingham got a £7,500 one, after both clubs admitted the charge.

The south Wales side have accepted the standard penalty, but the Blues have requested a hearing.

The sanctions relate to an incident that occurred towards the end of the match in question.

Birmingham defender Harlee Dean was shown a red card in the third minute of added time for elbowing Joe Ralls, who scored a hat-trick in Cardiff’s 4-2 victory, in an aerial duel.

Blues’ appeal to overturn the sending-off was unsuccessful, with Dean currently serving a three-match suspension.

Following the clash, a melee ensued involving the two sets of players. Earlier in the game, Cardiff striker Danny Ward was also sent off.

The Bluebirds are currently searching for a new manager after Neil Warnock resigned on Monday following a three-year spell in charge.

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