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Nottingham Forest fined over FA costs after Liverpool conflict


Nottingham Forest have been fined £75,000 after failing to manage gamers and workers following the ultimate whistle of their slim Premier League defeat to Liverpool on 2 March.

Forest coach Steven Reid, who was proven a pink card after the sport had completed for abusive language in the direction of a match official, has been fined £5,000 and issued a two-game touchline ban.

The sport completed in controversial style when Darwin Nunez scored the one purpose within the ninth minute of stoppage time, past the preliminary eight indicated by the officers. Forest had been incensed when possession was returned to Liverpool after a pause for a head damage, simply moments earlier than the decisive purpose went in. Forest had the ball previous to the sport being stopped.

The membership accepted the FA cost relating to the behaviour of gamers and workers, with impartial regulatory fee selecting a £75,000 wonderful primarily based on a historical past of seven comparable incidents between 2017 and 2023. Fines have been elevated every time from an preliminary £5,000.

Reid, a part of Nuno Espirito Santo’s backroom workers, admitted that his language in the direction of referee Paul Tierney was abusive and insulting and the rationale for his pink card. He denied that he continued to behave in an improper method and/or use abusive language continued afterwards. Nevertheless, the impartial regulatory fee discovered that cost to be confirmed.

Forest coach Steven Reid was sent off after the game had finished

Forest coach Steven Reid was despatched off after the sport had completed / Catherine Ivill/GettyImages

Tierney gave his model of occasions in an incident report.

“Following the ultimate whistle I used to be surrounded by members of Nottingham Forrest’s substitutes and backroom workers on the sector of play,” the official defined.

“A kind of who approached me was Steven Reid (a coach of Nottingham Forest) who was not listed on the teamsheet. He requested me a couple of choice and I stated to him that I’ll communicate to him inside and never exterior on the sector of play.

“He then continued to query me and I repeated that I’d communicate to him inside. He then stated, ‘it’s the identical each week, you c***.’ I confirmed him the pink card after which he stated ‘I labored with you f***ing lot each f***ing week final season. It is the identical each f***ing week you c***’. He then continued to make use of the phrase f*** and referred to as me a c*** on not less than yet another event (making {that a} minimal of three in whole) as we had been making our approach off the sector of play.”

In response, Reid had stated in his personal witness assertion, “I didn’t repeat these phrases as we had been making our approach from the sector of play.”