Published Thursday, 27 February 2014
Fans from both Belfast clubs were involved in chanting. (© Pacemaker)
The match at Windsor Park on 29 October almost had to be cancelled after it was marred by a minority of people in the stands - on both sides - who took part in chanting.
Linfield and Cliftonville have each been fined £3,000 by the IFA while an additional fine of £250 has been imposed on the Reds for "allowing or causing an explosion".
A statement from the IFA said: "In handing down unprecedented sanctions in this instance, the IFA repeats its determination to promote, foster and develop football for all in Northern Ireland and in doing so create a family friendly atmosphere throughout all levels of the game, free from racism, sectarianism, sexism or hooliganism."
Cliftonville, who received the extra fine on account of it being a second breach of the season, said they are currently considering the outcome of the disciplinary hearing and may appeal.
Gerard Lawlor, club chairman, said: "Cliftonville Football Club take their responsibilities very seriously and were fault lies with the club we will respect any decisions and we will and have taken appropriate action to deal with issues that have arisen.
"However, when the club believes they have unjustly accused of any matter and indeed feel that the club are being used as a vehicle 'to make an example', then we will vigorously defend the position of our club."
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