A small non-league club from Merseyside have been hoofed out of the FA Cup over an unpaid fine amounting to just £10.
Litherland REMYCA claim they unknowingly fielded an suspended player in a 4-2 win over Charnock in the extra-preliminary rounds back in August.
The player in question was supposed to be observing a one-match ban for an “unpaid administrative fine” incurred at a former club.
However, Litherland insist that both they and the player had no idea the fine and suspension had carried over from last season.
Litherland REMYCA expelled from FA Cuphttps://t.co/gTYhfzqhxA
— Litherland REMYCA FC (@RemycaUtd) 28 August 2018
The club issued a statement which reads:
This is a massive blow with numerous implications, including financial issues as part of the penalty includes removal of prize money and future gate and match day income.
The sanctions for a minor administration technicality are considerable, but we must dust ourselves down, learn from the experience and come back stronger.
As a result, Charnock have been reinstated into the FA Cup and will now face Leek Town in the preliminary round proper on 4th September.
All for a tenner. Long live the Magic of the Cup™, eh?