15 August 2017

Hefty financial fine

In qualifying games against Buducnost (second) and Olympiacos (third stage) for the Champions league, UEFA has heavily punished Partizan last Monday. The club is accused because their fans spread nationalist messages and insulted the first guests, while for the second they threw fireworks, plastic bottles, racist behavior and blocked the stairways. Because of this bad organization in both games, the Serbian champion has to play two European matches behind closed doors plus pay 130.000 euros financial fine.
One other ex-Champions league club is also facing punishment and their fate is going to be known this Thursday, on the same night when the team plays Sheriff Tiraspol at home in the Europa league. Legia supporters spread political symbol against Astana which was played this month in the third qualifying round: on one tribune a banner paid tribute to Polish people who were killed in the second World war by the Nazis. As that is strictly forbidden at matches Polish champion will now face disciplinary measures for this 'illicit banner'. On their account on 'illegal' activities is added that stairways were blocked as well.


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