Everton hit with huge fine after Crystal Palace pitch invasion

Everton were handed a large fine after their fans stormed the pitch against Crystal Palace following their survival in the Premier League.

Everton fans had to endure one of the toughest seasons in twenty years, surviving the penultimate day of the season.

Against Crystal Palace, Everton were tied 2-0 at half-time and came from behind to win the match 3-2.

The relief and excitement of securing Premier League survival led to Everton fans flooding onto the pitch after the final whistle.

Everton fans invaded Goodison Park after the Toffees beat Crystal Palace 3-2 on Thursday to secure their survival in the Premier League.

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The FA subsequently fined Everton a whopping £300,000 for the scenes that followed after the game was completed.

The FA and Premier League are starting to crack down on pitch invasions by fans, which probably explains why the fine seems a bit high compared to previous incidents.

Fortunately for Everton, it’s just a fine and not a point deduction or a stadium ban. Banning fans from entering the stadium for a game or two could have a big effect on Everton, who sometimes rely heavily on their fans to drag them through games.

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