Though no violent conduct was involved, the game's governing body felt moved to censure both teams for the incident in which some Hammers players reacted angrily to a heavy tackle by James McCarthy on Morgan Amalfitano, a challenge that was deemed fair by referee Mark Clattenburg.
The FA statement said: "It is alleged that in or around the 40th minute of the fixture, both clubs failed to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion."
The clubs can appeal the decision by 6pm on Monday 1st December.
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1 Posted 26/11/2014 at 19:15:07
2 Posted 26/11/2014 at 19:27:33
3 Posted 26/11/2014 at 19:29:00
4 Posted 26/11/2014 at 19:28:27
I'm not sure our players could have done less in that incident. The West Ham players jumped all over James McCarthy and a few of ours intervened to get between.
No punches were thrown, I don't even recall anyone shoving anyone in a particularly violent manner. If you want the most competitive league in the world, you're going to have players fired up about their team's cause and willing to come to their teammates' defence. It's human and sporting nature.
Bet all these 㿀,000 fines come in handy at the FA, though, eh...
5 Posted 26/11/2014 at 19:35:24
6 Posted 26/11/2014 at 21:15:56
7 Posted 26/11/2014 at 21:58:54
8 Posted 26/11/2014 at 22:27:09
9 Posted 26/11/2014 at 22:34:53
10 Posted 26/11/2014 at 23:27:57
When were the club unable to control the players, when the altercations started? That would imply all players whenever they're not squaring up to each other must be under a control, but looking for a fight in perpetuity.
Or was it during the altercation? Because other than some shoving and snarling, it was calmed down. As in being controlled.
The club now has until 6pm, December 1st to read my post.
11 Posted 27/11/2014 at 00:31:59
12 Posted 27/11/2014 at 01:14:35
13 Posted 27/11/2014 at 12:28:58
14 Posted 27/11/2014 at 12:36:29
Soccer refs are too soft and lack the authority of their Rugby counterparts (both codes). The FA don't pick on Everton Â– that view is pathetic Â– but they are certainly inconsistent in these matters and hide behind 'the ref's report'.
15 Posted 27/11/2014 at 12:31:20
The match was testy for sure but it almost all revolved around Almafitano. And since when is he to be protected like he is Neymar or something!?!?
You got tackled, Frenchie, deal with it.
16 Posted 27/11/2014 at 15:16:28
Comments of the day for me.
17 Posted 27/11/2014 at 17:20:30
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