FA fine Spurs a higher amount than Arsenal for incident

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have been fined £45,000 and £50,000 respectively for failing to control their players in the north London derby on 2 December.

Both clubs admitted the Football Association charge.

Sets of players from both sides and benches were involved in a confrontation after Spurs midfielder Eric Dier made it 1-1 in the 32nd minute of the game and gestured to silence the Emirates crowd which caused a reaction from the Arsenal subs.

The resulting melee saw Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino sprint down the touchline to play peacemaker in the incident.

Spurs received a higher fine because they have a worse track record for similar incidents.

Arsenal won the match 4-2, which led to their players taking to social media to celebrate as if they had won the World Cup. However, the tables were turned yesterday when Tottenham got their revenge with a 2-0 win at the Emirates to knock Arsenal out of the Carabao Cup at the quarter final stage of the competition.

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  1. That’s ridiculous, I actually thought the Arsenal subs should have been sent to the dressing room for their involvement, they sent managers to the stands for less.


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