FA Fines Man City £120,000: Player Misconduct in Clash Against Tottenham
The Football Association (FA) has fined Manchester City £120,000 for players attacking the referee. The incident happened late in a 3-3 draw against Tottenham in the Premier League earlier this month.
City were later accused of failing to control player behavior in the incident. The CTO admitted the misconduct of the players. In view of which the Premier League champions have to pay a fine this time.
Manchester City have been fined £120,000 after the players surrounded the match official in the Premier League match against Tottenham on December 3, the FA said.
94 minutes of the match was going on that day. At that time, Holland was fouled while trying to attack with the ball. But he quickly composed himself to raise the ball to Grealish in front. Grealish was running towards goal with a brilliantly lifted ball. Only two Tottenham defenders behind. City had a good chance of scoring.
But when the referee blew the whistle, Grealish had to stop. The referee gave City a free-kick for a foul on Holland. City players were very angry. Holland and other players surrounded referee Simon Hooper for giving a foul after creating a chance for a City goal without giving a foul immediately. However, it was of no use. On the contrary, Holland sees a yellow card.
Holland, however, did not stop there. The striker later retweeted a video of the foul incident. Added words that are used as abuse in the caption. The players, however, received support from City coach Guardiola following the incident.