How Much are Fines for Getting a Red Card in the English Premier League?

Referee giving a red card

How much are fines for getting a red card in the English Premier League?

Players in the Premier League receive a fine of £10 per red card and £15 additionally for every 5 yellow cards received. These fines are administration fees and are imposed by the Football Association. A player who receives a red card is also given a suspension. These rules are set for every tier of football across England including the EPL and Championship all they way down to Sunday League games. The FA is also responsible for other disciplinary action.

Players are also given suspensions for accumulation of cards. A red card means an automatic 3 match ban. Accumulation of too many yellow cards at 5, 10, 15 also results in a one match ban.

Teams can be fined £25,000 by the Football Association if the team has 6 or more players cautioned or dismissed during a single match.

In addition, some clubs will impose a fine on a specific player who receives a card during a match or a suspension. Teams may also dock players wages for matches that they are suspended.

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  1. I think that it should a percentage, even 1 or 2% of their pay. 10 pounds really? that’s like losing a penny. Who cares? According to http://www.trophy4toon.co.uk/salaries.html Mario Balotelli (pictured above getting the red) made 4 million pounds last season. Imagine if that moment, pictured above, had cost him 2% of that. For those who can do the math, that would have come to 80,000 pounds. That seems like more of a deterrent than a few games ban and a really forgettable fine.

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