June 15, 2024

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The Football Association has punished Nottingham Forest for its fans’ lack of self-control during the March loss to Liverpool.

Referee Paul Tierney stopped play for a head injury to Ibrahima Konate, but instead of awarding a dropped ball to Forest, who was in possession in an attacking area, he mistakenly gave it to Liverpool in the Reds’ penalty area. Forest was furious when Jurgen Klopp’s team scored a stoppage-time winner at the City Ground.

Forest and first-team coach Steven Reid were charged at the time for their behaviour towards Tierney, but now they have been sanctioned again, this time for failing to control their fans.

Supporters surrounded the away dugout and got involved in spats with Liverpool’s coaching staff.

An FA statement read: “Nottingham Forest FC has been charged with misconduct in relation to crowd control at the Premier League match against on Saturday 2 March.

“It’s alleged that Nottingham Forest FC failed to ensure its spectators and/or supporters (and anyone purporting to be supporters or followers) conducted themselves in an orderly fashion; didn’t behave in an improper, threatening or provocative way; and/or didn’t commit any form of pitch incursion.

“Nottingham Forest FC has until Friday 7 June to respond.” CLICK HERE

 

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