Guus Hiddink could face fine over cigar-smoking victory dance

Posted by - June 1, 2009 - Chelsea, FA Cup, Oddballs

Dutchman’s fat cigar broke regulations

When we say “could face fine” what we mean is ‘clever tabloid journalist spots law-breaking and builds story out of it’. I suspect we won’t see Guus Hiddink extradited from Russia to pay a smoking fine, but he did break the law nonetheless.

The punishment for breaking the law on smoking in enclosed public and work places is a £50 fine, which would be reduced to £30 if Hiddink paid it within 15 days.

However, the Football Association is also in bad books and could receive a £2,500 fine for allowing the puffing Dutchman to smoke on their premises.

Brent council’s health and safety team will apparently meet later today to discuss whether to impose the fines.

See Guus’s illegal activity (and potentially criminal dance moves) here.