Reid handed FA fine
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Steven Reid has been fined £1,000 by The FA following an elbow on Jesper Gronkjaer.Steven Reid has been fined £1,000 by The FA following an altercation with Jesper Gronkjaer.
The Blackburn midfielder appeared to elbow the then-Birmingham winger in the stomach when the two sides met in November.
Referee Neale Barry missed the incident during the 3-3 draw at Ewood Park, but TV cameras spotted the offence.
The 23-year-old escaped a charge of violent conduct and was instead charge with improper conduct, which brought about the minor fine.
Reid avoided any possibility of a ban due to the lesser charge, but he was warned about his future conduct.
"At a disciplinary commission hearing today, Blackburn's Steven Reid was fined £1,000 and warned to his future conduct," read a statement on the FA's website.
"Reid was charged with improper conduct following an incident involving Jesper Gronkjaer during the home match against Birmingham on November 21, 2004."