FA Cup: Millwall and Bradford fined for breaching FA rules

Tempers flare between Bradford City and Millwall players during their FA replay

Millwall and Bradford City have been fined by the Football Association after admitting a breach of FA rules.

The two clubs were charged with failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion in an FA Cup third-round replay last month.

Millwall have been fined £6,000 and Bradford have been fined £3,000, while both clubs have been warned about their future conduct.

The Bantams won the match 4-0 and have subsequently reached the fifth round.

The charge related to a first-half melee between both sets of players, which was prompted by a foul by Lions defender Alan Dunne.

Bradford boss Phil Parkinson and assistant Steve Parkin were sent to the stands after the incident and were subsequently charged with improper conduct by the FA.

Both Parkinson and Parkin admitted the charge, and were fined £1,000 each.

Bradford, who beat Chelsea 4-2 at Stamford Bridge in round four, will now host Sunderland in the last 16 of the competition.

Bradford City and Millwall
Three players were booked after tempers flared between the two sides in the first half of their replay
Phil Parkinson and Steve Parkin
Bradford manager Phil Parkinson (second right) and assistant Steve Parkin (centre) were sent off, and subsequently fined after admitting a charge of improper conduct

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