Football Association hit Swindon Town with £1,000 fine

Swindon Town are facing a £1,000 Football Association fine for failing to control their players in Tuesday's 3-0 win against Crawley.

The charge follows a first-half incident when Robins forward Billy Bodin was tripped by Crawley's Claude Davis, who was subsequently booked.

Several Swindon players then surrounded referee Mark Haywood, suggesting Davis should have been sent off.

The club have until Monday to respond to the charge.

Swindon manager Paolo di Canio, who was forced to sit in the stands during the game after receiving two-match touchline ban from the FA for improper conduct, believes the punishment would be harsh on the Robins.

"Yesterday we received a charge of £1,000 because after Billy Bodin was fouled my players went around the referee for one second," he told BBC Wiltshire.

"They deserve a fair play award for the way they behaved.

"If the referee felt they were too aggressive, he had the power to use the yellow or red card to one of my players, but this did not happen."