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.