Blackpool and Blackburn fined for player disorder

The two Championship clubs are both forced to pay £5,000 by the Football Association for failing to control their squads during their fractious league meeting in October
Blackpool and Blackburn have been fined £5,000 each for failing to control their players in October's Championship fixture.

Both clubs were charged by the Football Association for not ensuring that their players acted in an orderly fashion in the late stages of their game at Bloomfield Road on October 26.

A mass brawl ensued after Rovers striker DJ Campbell, who used to play for the Tangerines, challenged home goalkeeper Matt Gilks.

Referee Paul Tierney subsequently dismissed Campbell and Blackpool's Jack Robinson, on loan from Liverpool, for their part in the melee.

And the FA announced on Tuesday that the clubs have been issued with the standard penalty of £5,000 after admitting the charges relating to a "breach of FA rule E20(a)".