ARSENAL was fined £40,000 after their players surrounded the referee during the Emirates FA Cup match against Oxford United..
While the game was still scoreless in the 34th minute, Albert Sambi Lokonga had a shot inside the penalty area blocked by Elliott Moore.
The Gunners players surrounded referee David Coote, pleading for a handball against Moore, but Coote awarded the away side a corner.
“Arsenal FC has been fined £40,000 after its players surrounded a match official during the FA Cup tie at Oxford United,” according to an FA statement.
Arsenal FC denied an FA allegation that it failed to ensure its players acted in an orderly manner during the 34th minute, and the club also requested a hearing..
An independent regulatory commission later upheld the allegation and fined the club.”Its written justifications for these decisions will be made public in due course.”
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