Wednesday and Birmingham City fined over scuffle

By Alex Stanley

@alexoakwell

Sheffield Wednesday have been fined £10,000 for not controlling their players at the end of their Championship clash with Birmingham on 6 February.

The league’s in form team who have lost just once in their last ten games have been warned by the Football Association (FA), along with Birmingham City, about their player’s future conduct.

Sheffield Wednesday were leading the tie 2-1 after coming from behind, with Birmingham desperately trying to force an equaliser.

The incident is alleged to have occurred late on into injury time following a poor tackle from Birmingham’s James Vaughan on Ross Wallace.

This then prompted a scuffle between players for which both Sheffield Wednesday and Birmingham City have been fined £10,000 and £8,500 respectively.

The difference in fines, as well as the retrospective punishment has caused some fans to disagree with the FA’s way of dealing with these incidents.

This weekend, The Owls travel down to Deepdale to take on Preston and the club are estimating around 5,500 fans will be following them.

Wednesday sit fifth place in the Championship whilst their opponents are in a mid-table 11th but will have one eye on the last play-off spot.

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