Jack Wilshere has been punished for his behaviour during our open top bus parade following the FA Cup final, with the FA slapping him with a £40,000 fine and severely warning him about his future conduct.
The England international had been warned previously about his behaviour (via the BBC), having acted similarly following our FA Cup final victory over Hull City the season prior. The fact that such a big deal has been made out of it is still ridiculous however, and it appears as though the FA are making an example out of the Arsenal man.
Jack Wilshere is fined £40,000 and severely warned as to his future conduct after admitting a charge of misconduct: http://t.co/AGdCDuCiAd
— The FA (@FA) June 17, 2015
The BBC report that the club spoke to Wilshere following our 4-0 win over Aston Villa, and after Wilshere apologised it looked as though the issue was put to bed. The FA sought to punish him further though, and after accepting the charge the 23-year-old has been hit with the fine.
Wilshere is being punished for his profanity after leading Arsenal fans in an anti-Tottenham chant, which seems tame when compared to some of the other things that go on in the world of football. He hasn’t bitten anyone or racially abused anyone (via The Guardian), so how he has been punished so severely is a bit of a mystery.