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FA fine Chelsea almost twice as much as West Brom for match incident

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Bunches and bunches and bunches of ... Twinkies.  Except Twinkies are delicious, especially when deep fried, and this is just silly.

Chelsea and West Bromwich Albion have been fined £65,000 and £35,000 respectively and warned as to their future conduct after both clubs admitted breaching FA Rule E20(a) in relation to their game on 13 January 2016.

-source: The FA

Since both teams had been found in breach of this rule in the previous 12 months, the cases were considered "non-standard" and thus subject to special fines and such.  Given that FA Cash Cow Jose Mourinho's still unemployed, it makes perfect sense to make up some of the deficit caused by his absence by fining Chelsea almost twice as much as West Brom, even though West Brom breached this same rule as recently as December, in their match against Tottenham Hotspur.  Of course Chelsea are quite familiar with this rule as well, copping fines for similar behaviours against Arsenal and West Ham earlier this season.  Each time the fine's been increased, clearly serving as deterrent.  (Not.)

Meanwhile, Mr. Anthony Taylor was fined £0 and faced no further retributions for his absolute and utter incompetence.

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