FA fine and warning for Norwich City and Sunderland following angry fracas

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce pushed Norwich City players during the fracas at Carrow Road. Pictu

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce pushed Norwich City players during the fracas at Carrow Road. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City and Sunderland have both been fined £30,000 and received a warning from the Football Association following a fracas during the recent Premier League match between the clubs at Carrow Road.

The Football Association charged both clubs following an aggressive confrontation between players and staff of the two teams in the fourth minute of City's 3-0 defeat to the Black Cats on Saturday, April 16.

The incident happened after Canaries winger Robbie Brady shoved visiting full-back DeAndre Yedlin into a pitch-side advertising board as they challenged for the ball in front of the dug-outs.

Although the American defender escaped unharmed the shove prompted an angry response from Sunderland coaches and saw several players from both teams get involved.

Black Cats manager Sam Allardyce was also seen clearly shoving Norwich substitute Cameron Jerome during the confrontation – during a match which was broadcast live on BT Sport.

The FA have this afternoon released a statement, which says: 'Both Norwich City and Sunderland have been fined £30,000 and warned as to their future conduct for failing to ensure their players and/or officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.

'It follows an incident which occurred in the fourth minute of their game on 16 April 2016.

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'Norwich contested the FA charge in relation to this matter, however, it was found proven following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing. The charge for Sunderland was accepted by the club.'

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