Tottenham and West Ham charged by the FA – is this fair?

Tottenham and West Ham charged by the FA – is this fair?

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Tottenham and West Ham have been charged by the FA following a fracas in last weekend’s London derby.

Spurs won 3-2 at the London Stadium in an eventful game that saw Harry Kane score twice and Serge Aurier sent off.

In stoppage time, all 21 remaining players were involved in a shoving match when Fernando Llorente and Winston Reid had a disagreement following a challenge.

The FA have released a statement that reads: “West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur have been charged by the FA following their fixture on Saturday.

“It is alleged that in or around the 95th minute of the game, both clubs failed to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.”

Fair enough, I suppose. I don’t think there will be any individual sanctions – probably just a fine for both clubs.



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