Norwich fined £20,000 by FA over Fer brawl

The Canaries have been hit with a £20,000 fine after admitting to a Football Association charge of failing to control players during the game against the Bluebirds at Carrow Road
Norwich have been fined £20,000 for failing to control their players in the closing stages of their Premier League match with Cardiff at Carrow Road.

Both teams clashed when Norwich midfielder Leroy Fer had a controversial goal disallowed by referee Mike Jones in the 94th minute – sparking a confrontation between both sets of players.

The Dutchman was deemed to have shown poor sportsmanship by the Cardiff players when he kicked the ball into the goal despite the Bluebirds earlier putting the ball out of play due to an injury sustained by Norwich’s Alex Tettey.

An FA statement said: “Norwich City have been fined the standard penalty of £20,000 after admitting a breach of FA Rule E20(a) in relation to their game against Cardiff City on 26 October 2013.

“The charge was that the club failed to ensure its players conducted themselves in orderly fashion in or around the 94th minute of this fixture.”

“Cardiff were also charged with the same breach which they have admitted, however, the club has rejected the standard penalty. A non-personal hearing will now determine the penalty.”