Chelsea Football Club has been hit with FA fine following the Fracas during their 1-1 draw with Huddersfield Town this month…
Referee Lee Mason was
surrounded by irate Blues players after blowing the whistle prior to a corner
at the end of the first half.
Chelsea have been fined £20,000
by the Football Association (FA) for failing to control their players during a
1-1 Premier League draw with Huddersfield Town this month.
Antonio Rudiger was among a
group of players who vented their frustration at referee Lee Mason and his
assistants when the whistle was blown for half-time before Chelsea could take a
Marcos Alonso netted an
equaliser for Chelsea after Laurent Depoitre had put Huddersfield in front – a
result that preserved the Terriers’ top-flight status and severely dented
Chelsea’s top-four aspirations.
An FA statement read:
have been fined £20,000 after accepting a charge for failing to ensure their
players and/or officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.
The incident occurred at
half-time during the game against Huddersfield Town on Wednesday 9 May.”
Chelsea ended the season in
fifth, behind Liverpool, after losing 3-0 at Newcastle United on the final day.