The on-pitch bust-up between Reading captain Paul McShane and midfielder Danny Williams was one part of a horrible night for the club that included a last minute defeat at Middlesbrough, Brian McDermott and Tim Dellor sharing a frosty exchange and Dellor going on a rant against Matej Vydra that he's admitted crossed the line.
All three issues seemed to have been put to bed as McDermott has confirmed in his weekly news conference to that Williams & McShane have been disciplined by the club.
BM confirms McShane & Williams have been fined and disciplined by #readingfc after #boro bust-up— Anthony Smith (@Smudgersport) April 14, 2016
What followed was an appearance by McShane himself who explained the spat.
PM: I couldn't believe the reaction to the #Boro incident. I love Danny's passion, it was a heat of the moment thing. #readingfc— Anthony Smith (@Smudgersport) April 14, 2016
PM: It was done and dusted straight after the game. It was totally blown out of proportion. The club took action. #readingfc— Anthony Smith (@Smudgersport) April 14, 2016
PM: There are always confrontations on the training ground. I'm sorry it spilled over on the pitch but it showed we want to win #readingfc— Anthony Smith (@Smudgersport) April 14, 2016
PM: I love Danny and his passion. We apologised straight after the game and I couldn't believe the reaction on social media #readingfc— Anthony Smith (@Smudgersport) April 14, 2016
It was hoped that this drew a line under a night to forget for the football club, but it has since been announced that The FA have charged both players with violent conduct. Both players have until 6pm on Friday, April 15 to respond to the charges.
If both are found guilty, it could spell trouble for Reading Football Club, as GetReading reporter Charles Watts explained.
Guess that means, if found guilty, both could be banned for three games. Same as a red card. #readingfc— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) 14 April 2016
It's not over yet.
Stay tuned to The Tilehurst End for more news on the incident.