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Last Updated: Monday, 28 November 2005, 19:35 GMT
Chelsea to appeal against FA fine
Chelsea will appeal against the 30,000 fine for failing to control their fans during a Carling Cup tie with West Ham on 27 October 2004.

At the end of the game at Stamford Bridge, police in riot gear clashed with home and away fans.

The Football Association handed out the fine and reprimanded both clubs.

But statement from Chelsea said: "Having considered the outcome, Chelsea will be contesting that punishment and the guilty verdict."

In the match, Chelsea's Mateja Kezman had to have treatment on a head injury after being struck by an object thrown from a section of West Ham fans.

Both sides have been reprimanded and warned as to their future conduct.

Kezman scored the only goal of the ill-tempered game for Chelsea, who went on to win the competition.

The Serbia & Montenegro striker left Stamford Bridge in June, after completing a 5.3m move to Atletico Madrid.

Both clubs requested a personal hearing after being charged, and both will split the cost of the disciplinary commission hearing on 25 October this year.

"Chelsea is to appeal the verdict and the punishment following the decision by an FA disciplinary commission sanctions hearing," the statement added.

"Chelsea and West Ham were reprimanded and warned as to their future conduct. Chelsea were also fined 30,000. No financial penalty was imposed on West Ham."




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