FA hit Hammers hard


Adrian+West+Ham+United+v+Newcastle+United+Jw1KJTafoV5lThe Irons have been fined £30,000 by the Football Association for failing to control their players in the recent draw at Southampton.

The incident in question occurred after referee Craig Pawson sent off Hammers goalkeeper Adrian just after the hour mark for handling the ball outside of his penalty area.

The keeper’s  red card was later overturned on appeal but the FA has punished the club.

An FA website statement declared:”West Ham United have been fined £30,000 after the club admitted an FA charge of failing to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.

“The charge was in relation to an incident which occurred in or around the 61st minute of the game against Southampton on 11 February 2015.”

Adrian’s dismissal saw West Ham play with 10 men for the remaining half an hour at St Mary’s — with Sam Allardyce’s side able to hold on for a 0-0 stalemate.

Allardyce confirmed immediately after the game that they would appeal the red card and, whilst that proved to be successful, the club have now been hit with a fine for the separate charge.

It is the second time this season the Hammers have been punished for failure to control their players following an incident in a 2-1 defeat at Everton which saw both clubs handed the same charge.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • Dainon17 says:

    Seams a bit harsh seeing as the decision was WRONG and the red card cancelled — maybe thats why the players were so upset.

    Maybe the FA should pay us some money due to their official wrongly making us play with 10 men for the last 30mins

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