THE FA has decided to charge Chester City and Shrewsbury Town for failing to control their players in last Saturday's League Two derby.
Players clashed twice, once when Ben Davies dived in the box and after the final whistle when Shrews captain Sagi Burton's punch triggered a 37-man brawl with players and staff from both benches involved.
Football's governing body has also revealed it is investigating an allegation that Chester chairman Stephen Vaughan was involved in an incident inside the tunnel after the game.
Chester would not comment on the charges, which were announced yesterday, except to say that they would allow any actions by the FA and the Football League to run their course.
After the match on Saturday Mark Wright labelled it 'handbags' and said he hadn't seen a punch thrown, although he claimed a member of the Shrewsbury staff had 'cuffed him from behind.' He said: 'All I know is that people went flying in and me and Graham (Barrow) went over to pull people away. 'We don't want to get ourselves in trouble, we had to go and calm it down and pull people away.
'There is nothing in there that you could turn around and say it is anything.'