Cardiff join Norwich City in being fined by FA for Carrow Road indiscipline
Cardiff have been handed their own £20,000 fine for failing to control their players against Norwich City last month.
The Canaries' punishment of a £20,000 fine – the standard penalty for such an infringement – was confirmed on Tuesday, having admitted a breach of FA rule E20(a), which is a charge the club failed to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.
Cardiff were charged with the same breach, which they also admitted – but the Bluebirds rejected the standard penalty and had requested a non-personal hearing.
However, it was confirmed on Wednesday afternoon that FA hearing had decided to hand out the same £20,000 fine.
The original incident surrounded Leroy Fer's controversial attempt to score an injury-time winner from a throw-in in the goalless draw with Cardiff on October 26.
The visitors had put the ball out of play so Alex Tettey could receive treatment – and Fer rolled the ball into the unguarded Bluebirds net, when he was expected to pass the ball back to Cardiff keeper David Marshall.
Referee Mike Jones disallowed the 'goal' – but only after calming down an unseemly scrap between most of the players on the pitch.
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