LEEDS UNITED and Bolton have both been fined after their players took part in a touchline brawl – and fans have all noticed the same problem.
Mateusz Klich was at the heart of the incident last month when the Leeds star squirted water down Bolton midfielder Joe Williams’ back.
It came about after a mini-fracas occurred where Ezgjan Alioski had been fouled by Josh Magennis.
Williams, unhappy with the Macedonian’s prolonged stay on the ground, tried hoisting him up – which was not taken too kindly by Klich.
Chaos proceeded as both dugouts got involved – with Wanderers’ manager Phil Parkinson right in the middle of it, who was then sent off by referee Tony Harrington.
The EFL have slapped both sides with fines – £5,000 for Leeds and £8,000 for Bolton, with Parkinson incurring a further £3,000 punishment.
With Bolton currently in the midst of a financial meltdown, Leeds fans were quick to poke fun at their Championship rivals.
The Trotters did not pay their staff in February and were forced to close their training ground to the players on Monday because of a lack of food and services at the facility.
One fan said: “We paying ours and Boltons fine?”
Another jibed: “How are they paying that off when they can’t put a pasta together for the team!”
And another fan said: “Bolton can’t pay staff never mind fines!”
Not everyone was firing shots at the Macron Stadium, with one supporter more sympathetic towards Bolton’s woe.
He tweeted: “I hope we pay Bolton’s fine too. Would be a classy touch given the situation they’re in.”
Leeds have their own history with financial struggles, with poor boardroom decisions causing utter turmoil in the early 00’s.
The Whites are currently on the mend though, and have their best chance of reaching the Premier League this season in years.
Leeds have been absent from the top division since 2004 but are vying with Sheffield United and Norwich for top spot in the Championship.