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Hull City handed FA fine for failing to control players

Hull have been fined £30,000 by the Football Association for failing to control their players against Leicester on March 14, the governing body has announced.

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City initially denied the charge but were on Friday found guilty of "failing to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion".

The incident was brought about by the reaction of a number of Hull players after Alex Bruce was booked by referee Jon Moss following a tackle on Riyad Mahrez.


Clarke Carlisle and Deputy PM tackle mental health discrimination in sport

Tackling discrimination in sport Credit: PA

Former Leeds United footballer Clarke Carlise teams up with the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg today to tackle mental health discrimination in sport.

Major sporting bodies including the Rugby Football Union, English Cricket Board and the Football Association, have all committed to sign the charter committing to removing the stigma and prejudice around mental health from the world of sport.

The Sport and Recreation Alliance and Professional Players Federation have brought together around 20 organisations, including leading mental health charity Mind.

Carlisle, former chair of the Professional Footballers' Association spent six weeks in a psychiatric unit after he was hit by a lorry in North Yorkshire in December.

Clarke Carlisle admits drink-drive offence

Clarke Carlisle played in the Premier League Credit: Press Association

Former Leeds United footballer Clarke Carlisle has pleaded guilty to a drink-driving offence.

The 35-year-old, still bearing the facial scars from his December 22 suicide attempt in a crash which left him in a coma until mid-January, spoke clearly as he stood in the dock at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court in north London.

The former Professional Footballers' Association chairman, who also played for Burnley and Queens Park Rangers, admitted failing to provide a sample on December 20.

He also pleaded guilty to a charge of driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence on the same date, when police officers spotted a Mercedes travelling in an "erratic" manner, prosecutor Zahid Hussain said.


Clarke Carlisle in court over failing to provide breath test

The former Leeds United player Clarke Carlisle is due in court charged with failing to provide a breath sample after being pulled over by police in December last year.

Footballer Clarke Carlisle Credit: Press Association

The incident came just days before the 35-year-old attempted suicide by throwing himself in front of a lorry in North Yorkshire.

The former chairman of the Professional Footballers' Association has been in the news since the incident speaking about his battle with depression.

Millers fan dies after South Yorkshire derby

A Rotherham United fan has died after falling ill ahead of the Millers' South Yorkshire derby against Sheffield Wednesday.

A fan died ahead of the game at the New York Stadium Credit: Press Association

The club says the man fell ill before kick off, but died later in hospital.

Rotherham United are very saddened to learn this evening of the passing of one of our supporters after they were taken ill prior to kick off at today's game with Sheffield Wednesday. After the supporter was taken ill the club were later informed that the individual passed away in hospital. Everyone at Rotherham United FC would like to extend our deep condolences to family members and friends of the individual at this time. Our thoughts are with them.

– Rotherham United

It is also reported that a Sheffield Wednesday fan remains in hospital after the game.

South Yorkshire Police say the match, which dramatically finished 3-2 to The Owls, passed without incident and that there was no disorder.

The match passed without incident and the operation ran smoothly. We hope all fans had a safe and enjoyable afternoon.

– Chief Inspector Richard Butterworth
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