FA issues brawl charges
The FA has charged both Bradford and Crawley after the brawl which broke out following Tuesday's clash at Valley Parade.
Last Updated: 29/03/12 5:25pm
The Football Association has charged both Bradford City and Crawley Town after the brawl which broke out following Tuesday night's clash at Valley Parade.
Promotion-chasing Crawley won the hard-fought game 2-1 before the brawl which saw three Bradford players - Andrew Davies, Luke Oliver and goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin - shown red cards by referee Ian Williamson, who dished out the same treatment to Crawley pair Pablo Mills and substitute Claude Davis.
The FA confirmed on Thursday that both teams have been charged for failing to ensure that their players and/or officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour.
The clubs have until 4pm on Tuesday 3rd April to respond to this charge.
In addition, Crawley's Mills has been charged with violent conduct for an on-field incident which occurred outside of the jurisdiction of the match officials but was reported to the FA.
This charge is additional to the dismissal for violent conduct which Mills received after the match and he has until 6pm on 30th March to respond to the charge.
Crawley's Kyle McFadzean has also been charged with violent conduct for an on-field incident which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video.
McFadzean has until 6pm on 30th March to respond to the charge.