Aston Villa fined over Leicester brawl

Aston Villa were fined £60,000 ($90,453, 79,200 euros) and warned about their future conduct on Friday as punishment for failing to control their players during a mass brawl at Leicester.

AFP| Last Updated: Jan 23, 2015, 00:06 AM IST
Aston Villa fined over Leicester brawl

London: Aston Villa were fined £60,000 ($90,453, 79,200 euros) and warned about their future conduct on Friday as punishment for failing to control their players during a mass brawl at Leicester.

Villa admitted Paul Lambert`s team did not conduct themselves in an orderly fashion as players from both sides scuffled following Leicester midfielder Matty James` tackle on Jores Okore at the end of the Foxes` 1-0 Premier League win earlier this month.

It is the second time Villa have been punished for failing to control their players in the last month after the Football Association fined them £30,000 following their reaction to Gabby Agbonlahor`s red card against Manchester United in December.

Agbonlahor`s dismissal, for a tackle on Ashley Young, was rescinded but the club were still fined.

The latest sanction happened after James and Ciaran Clark clashed at the King Power Stadium following the Leicester man`s challenge on Okore.

Both James and Clark were sent off and the pair had to be separated before they made their way down the tunnel.