Originally Posted By: BBC News
West Ham have been fined 5.5m after being found guilty over the transfers of Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano.

But the Hammers have avoided a points deduction which could have ended their hopes of staying in the Premeirship.

The club was found guilty of acting improperly and withholding vital documentation over the duo's ownership.

Among the reasons for the decision not to deduct points was because of a guilty plea and the club is under new management and ownership.

I think these types of fines should be extended to players when they do wrong. Because giving a football player a 10,000 for misconduct of some kind is nothing when they are on 50,000 a week. Give the a 2 million fine and all of a sudden they will be less likely to bring the game into disrepute.

BBC Sport Report