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Aston Villa and Brentford fined for confrontations in December encounter

Aston Villa and Brentford players clash in their match in December

Aston Villa and Brentford have both received six-figure fines for the behaviour of their players and staff following mass confrontations during their Premier League match in December.

Villa have been fined £180,000 and the Bees £175,000.

The match on 17 December saw Brentford's Ben Mee sent off after a video assistant referee review before Villa came from behind to win 2-1.

Villa midfielder Boubacar Kamara was also shown a red card in stoppage time.

As well as the two red cards, there were a total of 10 yellow cards shown by referee David Coote.

Brentford manager Thomas Frank and Villa boss Unai Emery were also cautioned for their behaviour on the touchline.

Ollie Watkins, who spent three years at Brentford between 2017 and 2020, scored the winning goal for Villa in the 85th minute.

He celebrated by standing inside the goal and pointing at a supporter, who Watkins later said verbally abused him throughout the game.

Brentford's Saman Ghoddos then shoved Watkins, which caused the first of the scuffles with players from both sides getting involved.