Chelsea players clashed with Foxes during the last minute of their 2-1 victory
Both clubs have been charged to have broken the FA Rule E20 which is channeled at making sure the players and team members are behaved in an orderly manner.
Almost all the team members were involved during the night of the fight which was sparked by Leicester City’s Ricardo rough tackling Chelsea’s Ben Chilwell at the late minutes.
This angered Antonio Rudiger who was close by into pushing Ricardo and then other Leicester City players intervened before Chelsea stars gathered to add power to their defender.
The incident is reportedly linked to Leicester City’s Amartey disrespectfully flinging off Chelsea’s pennant after their 1-0 FA Cup victory.
As Rudiger also stated after the fight that the opponents lacked respect and needed someone to teach them how to respect opponent sides.
WHAT IS FA RULE E20
The FA Rule E20 states;
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“Each Affiliated Association, Competition and Club shall be responsible for ensuring:
“(a) that its directors, players, officials, employees, servants, representatives, spectators, and all persons purporting to be its supporters or followers, conduct themselves in an orderly fashion and refrain from any one or combination of the following: improper, violent, threatening, abusive, indecent, insulting or provocative words or behaviour, (including, without limitation, where any such conduct, words or behaviour includes a reference, whether express or implied, to any one or more of ethnic origin, colour, race, nationality, religion or belief, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation or disability) whilst attending at or taking part in a Match in which it is involved, whether on its own ground or elsewhere; and
“(b) that no spectators or unauthorised persons are permitted to encroach onto the pitch area, save for reasons of crowd safety, or to throw missiles, bottles or other potentially harmful or dangerous objects at or on to the pitch.”
What punishment could Chelsea and Leicester City face for breaching the rule?
It’s reveled that the sides have until Tuesday to reply the claim either with an appeal or plead guilty.
After which the FA will decide on the fine to label each side.
But it’s known to be monetary punishments only as it won’t result to any transfer ban or whatsoever.
Below is a statement from the FA on the sanction.
“Chelsea FC and Leicester City FC have both been charged with a breach of FA Rule E20.1 following their Premier League fixture on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
“It is alleged that both clubs failed to ensure their players and/or club officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour during the 93rd minute.
“Chelsea FC and Leicester City FC both have until Tuesday, May 25, 2021 to provide their respective responses.”
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