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Dinamo disciplined for fans' racist behaviour

Published: Tuesday 30 July 2013, 15.41CET
GNK Dinamo Zagreb have been fined and ordered to close part of their stadium for their next European home game for their fans' racist chanting during a recent qualifier.
Dinamo disciplined for fans' racist behaviour
Stadion Maksimir, the home of Dinamo Zagreb ©Getty Images

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The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has today taken the following decisions concerning racist incidents at recent UEFA club competition qualifying matches:   Competition: 2014/15 UEFA Europa League 1st qualifying round, first leg Match: Diósgyőri VTK vs. Birkirkara FC (2:1) played on 3 July 2014 in Hungary Incident: Racist behaviour - art. 14 DR Sanction: The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has ordered the partial closure of Diósgyőr FC Stadium DVTK during the next (1) UEFA competition match in which Diósgyőr FC would play as a host club, and, in particular, the sectors B 5 to 7 of the Stadium Stadium DVTK.   Competition: 2014/2015 UEFA Europa League 1st qualifying round, second leg Match: FC Spartak Trnava vs. Hibernians FC (5:0) played on 10 July 2014 in Slovakia Incident: Racist behaviour of supporters - Art. 14 of the DR Sanction: The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has ordered the partial closure of FC Spartak Trnava Stadium Antona Malatinského during the next (1) UEFA competition match in which FC Spartak Trnava would play as a host club, and, in particular, the sectors B 1 and 2 of the Stadium Stadium Antona Malatinského.   Competition: 2014/2015 UEFA Europa League 1st qualifying round, both legs Match: Sliema Wanderers FC vs. Ferencvárosi TC (1:1) played on 1 July 2014 in Malta and Ferencvárosi TC vs. Sliema Wanderers FC (2:1) played on 10 July 2014 in Hungary Incident: Racist behaviour (monkey chants) and racist banners - Art. 14 DR Sanction: The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has ordered the partial closure of Ferencvárosi TC Stadium during the next (1) UEFA competition match in which Ferencvárosi TC would play as a host club, and, in particular, the sector N of the Stadium and to fine Ferencvárosi TC 20´000€ for the racist behaviour of their supporters.   The fight against racism is a high priority for UEFA. The European governing body has a zero tolerance policy towards racism and discrimination on the pitch and in the stands. All forms of racist behaviour are considered serious offences against the disciplinary regulations and are punished with the most severe sanctions. Following the entry into force of the new disciplinary regulations on 1 June 2013, the fight against racist conduct has been stepped up a level – resulting in more severe sanctions to deter any such behaviour.

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Published: Tuesday 30 July 2013, 15.41CET

Dinamo disciplined for fans' racist behaviour

GNK Dinamo Zagreb have been fined and ordered to close part of their stadium for their next European home game for their fans' racist chanting during a recent qualifier.

Croatian champions GNK Dinamo Zagreb have been fined €25,000 and ordered to close the east section of their stadium for their next European home game due to racist chanting by supporters at a recent UEFA Champions League qualifier.

The UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body charged the club under the new Article 14 of the Disciplinary Regulations on racism, other discriminatory conduct and propaganda following incidents during Dinamo's 1-0 home win against Luxembourg's CS Fola Esch on 23 July in the UEFA Champions League second qualifying round.

The fight against racism is a high priority for UEFA. UEFA has a policy of zero tolerance towards racism and discrimination on the pitch and in the stands. All forms of racist behaviour are considered as serious offences against the disciplinary regulations and are punished with the most severe sanctions.

Dinamo take on FC Sheriff in the third qualifying round, with the home fixture scheduled for Tuesday 30 July.

Last updated: 09/05/14 4.25CET

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