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Football: West Ham and Chelsea charged by FA

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posted on Dec, 15 2004 @ 01:28 PM
Chelsea and West Ham have been charged by The Football Association over failure to control their fans during their Carling Cup tie back in October.

Supporters from both sides clashed at Stamford Bridge in The Blues' 1-0 win over The Hammers, while Mateja Kezman appeared to be hit by a coin thrown from the crowd.

Police were required 10 minutes from the full-time whistle to confront a section of visiting fans with Chelsea supporters also seemingly getting involved in events.

The FA have given both clubs until January 4 explain the actions of their fans and could hand out fines over the incidents as punishment for the fracas.

"Chelsea and West Ham United have been charged for the behaviour of their supporters during their Carling Cup match at Stamford Bridge," read a statement on The FA's website.



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