This is why Middlesbrough FC have been fined £10,000
Middlesbrough have been fined £10,000 and warned about their future conduct after players and officials were found guilty of not behaving in an orderly fashion, the FA has announced.
Boro had denied a breach of FA Rule E20 but an independent regulatory commission found the charge proven.
The charge arose from scenes at the end of the Championship match against Swansea on March 6 when Andre Ayew scored an added-time penalty winner after referee Gavin Ward had initially awarded a corner.
Subsequently, Middlesbrough manager Neil Warnock and some of his players confronted the match official on the pitch after the final whistle.
An FA statement read: “Middlesbrough FC has been fined £10,000 and warned as to its future conduct following a charge for a breach of FA Rule E20.
“The club denied failing to ensure that its players and/or club officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion following the final whistle of an EFL Championship match against Swansea City AFC on Saturday 6 March 2021.”