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Watford handed £5,000 fine by FA for failing to control players during Championship match at Ipswich Town
9:55am Thursday 2nd January 2014 in Sport
Watford have been fined £5,000 by the FA for failing to control their players during the 1-1 draw against Ipswich Town on December 21.
The Hornets had until 6pm on Monday to appeal the FA's decision but chose not to do so and were subsequently issued the standard penalty.
The FA's initial statement did not explain in detail what the charge related to.
However, it did say the incident occurred in or around the 71st minute, which was when the Ipswich penalty was awarded.
Video footage shows a group of Watford players reacting angrily to Graham Scott’s decision to award the spot-kick.
Lloyd Doyley, Marco Cassetti and George Thorne all approached Scott while Joel Ekstrand can be seen shouting in the referee’s face and Gabriele Angella appeared to place a hand on the official.
An FA statement read: “Watford have been fined the standard penalty of £5000 after admitting an FA charge of failing to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour.
“The incident occurred in or around the 71st minute of their game against Ipswich Town on 21 December 2013.”
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