Fines and suspensions for Mansfield Town and Sheffield Wednesday after mass brawl

Mansfield Town v Sheffield Wednesday. Krystian Pearce is led away from trouble at the end of the game.
Mansfield Town v Sheffield Wednesday. Krystian Pearce is led away from trouble at the end of the game.

Mansfield Town and Sheffield Wednesday have been hit with fines and suspensions following their fiery clash at the One Call Stadium on 24th July which ended in a mass brawl.

Stags were fined £3,000 and the Owls £20,000 after both clubs admitted an FA misconduct charge of failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative and/or violent behaviour.

That followed an incident in the 88th minute of the game which saw home boss David Flitcroft go on to the pitch to lead Krystian Pearce off after his skipper clashed with Wednesday’s Fernando Forestieri amid allegations of racist comments.

Forestieri and Mansfield’s Jacob Mellis have each been suspended for three matches with immediate effect and fined £25,000 and £1,500 respectively after admitting an FA misconduct charge in relation to the same incident at the end of this game which saw both teams fly into a brawl.

The allegation of racist comments against Forestieri, denied by Sheffield Wednesday, is still under investigation.