Sunderland and Burton Albion hit with FA fine after red-card incident

Sunderland have been fined £2,500 after accepting an FA charge for failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.

Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, 4:15 pm

The incident in question came in the 55th minute of the recent 3-0 win over Burton Albion.

Aiden O’Brien and Josh Earl were both shown a yellow card as a result of the confrontation, and though a number of other players were involved in the aftermath, no further immediate action was taken.

Earl had already been booked earlier in the game.

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Burton Albion were fined £3,500.

Aiden O'Brien and Josh Earl were involved in an off-the-ball confrontation during the recent fixture between the two