07 February 2018

Original decision overturned

Just five days into this year, Crvena Zvezda (Red Star) was punished due to racist behavior and propaganda chants by 'glorifying a war criminal'. Original decision by the European football organization was that the Serbian club has to play on an empty stadium against CSKA Moscow next Tuesday on the first knockout stage, first leg at the Europa league. In the mean time, tickets were already sold fast and reached the number of more than 28.000 or more than half the venue in Belgrade. That is why the management lodged an appeal which partially yesterday is overturned: fans are allowed to cheer for the club, but if same incident is repeated then the stadium will be suspended probationary of two years. Also the financial fine is cut as well - from 50.000 to 30.000 euros.


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