Derby County have been fined by the Football Association for a second time this season, once again they were charged with ‘failing to control their players’, on this occasion the charge refers to the Championship game against Swansea at Pride Park on February 20th.
County had denied the charge but were found guilty at a disciplinary hearing. The club were fined £50,000.
Swansea were also fined for their part in the melee, but their fine was only £15,000 with half of that suspended.
Derby were found guilty of the same charge involving their two matches against local rivals Nottingham Forest earlier this season and have already been fined £65,000 on those counts.
The Commission chairman stated:
“The Commission was deeply concerned that this was the third occasion in a period of eight months that Derby County FC have been charged with a similar offence. Furthermore, the Commission felt the incident could have easily been avoided by stronger restraint from players from both clubs.”