Saturday 16 December 2017

Dunne and Collins face sanction

Aston Villa defenders Richard Dunne and James Collins are expected to be fined by their club today after two days of talks which required the personal involvement of the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) chief executive Gordon Taylor.

Dunne and Collins allegedly brought Villa's reputation into disrepute last week during what was supposed to be a bonding trip.

They are understood to have been involved in an altercation with members of the back-room staff.

Manager Gerard Houllier and the Villa board are keen to fine the pair up to six weeks' wages for their behaviour, despite the PFA only allowing a two-week sanction.

Taylor was called into the talks, which involved both players giving evidence in the presence of lawyers.

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