Thursday, 15 September 2011

Foxes hit by improper conduct charge

Leicester City have been issued with a charge of failing to control their players following a brief fracas in the second half of Saturday's game against Barnsley.

The Football Association released a brief statement on their website detailing that both clubs will face disciplinary action if found guilty.

"Barnsley and Leicester City have been charged by The FA with failing to control their players during Saturday’s [10 September] fixture at Barnsley. Both clubs have until 4pm on 19 September 2011 to respond to the charge."

The charge - officially defined under FA rule E20 as "failure to ensure players conduct themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrain from provocative behaviour" - appears a harsh one but is likely to incur a financial fine for both clubs.

In other news, the Foxes' game against Crystal Palace has been put back by a day in lieu of a fixture clash with the Leicester Tigers rugby team. The Foxes will now play the Eagles one day later than planned, at 3:00pm on Sunday, 20th November, allowing the egg-chasers to appear on television in their European cup game against Ulster at Welford Road on Saturday.
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