In what will come as no surprise to anybody, except Paul Lambert, Norwich City, Ipswich Town and Lambert have all been charged by the FA after the fracas just before half-time during Sunday’s East Anglian Derby.
Here’s the FA statement as reported by the Pink Un.com.
“Norwich City and Ipswich Town have been charged following their EFL Championship fixture on Sunday.”
“It is alleged that they failed to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion during both the 45th and 90th minutes, as well as their officials in the 45th minute.
“In addition, Paul Lambert has also been charged with misconduct in relation to his behaviour in the 45th minute. Both clubs and Mr Lambert have until 6pm on February 15, 2019 to respond to the charge.”
The incident in the 45th minute relates to a bad tackle on Max Aarons by Jon Nolan, right in front of the dugouts, which then sparked the confrontations and saw Lambert lose his head and get sent off.
In the 90th minute, Flynn Downes’ poor tackle on Emi Buendia sparked another handbags melee between the two sets of players.
Any punishment will probably be announced next week.
Expect a fine for both clubs and some sort of touchline/stadium ban for Lambert.