Tottenham Hotspur and Brighton have been hit with the biggest fine of the Premier League season following the bust-up on the touchline earlier this campaign (Sun).
After a mass confrontation between the two benches at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, both the Lilywhites and Seagulls have been hit with £100,000 fines.
Roberto De Zerbi was already ill-tempered before the start of the game after he marched up to Spurs interim head coach Cristian Stellini and wagged his finger in his face.
Around 58 minutes into the match, there was a disagreement on the touchline between the two benches which quickly turned into somewhat of a scuffle.
Even though Stellini walked away from the incident, both he and De Zerbi were shown red cards for failing to control their teams during the match.
£100,000 is the largest fine to be handed out this season, with Man City receiving a £75,000 fine for failing to control their players in February.
An FA statement read: “Tottenham Hotspur and Brighton and Hove Albion have been fined £100,000 each for a mass confrontation that occurred during their Premier League match on Saturday 8 April.
“Both clubs admitted they failed to ensure their benches conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and did not behave in a way which is proper during the 58th minute.
“An independent regulatory commission imposed their fines following a subsequent hearing.”
Spurs Web Opinion:
It seems strange that this is the biggest fine of the Premier League season. I really don’t think it was that bad, there was just a confrontation on the touchline and I feel like we see plenty of them. At the end of the day, £100,000 isn’t exactly much for Tottenham to deal with though.
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