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Disciplinary decisions show anti-racism stance

Published: Friday 6 September 2013, 12.11CET
UEFA's Control and Disciplinary Body announces sanctions against Budapest Honvéd FC, KKS Lech Poznań and GKS Piast Gliwice following UEFA Europa League qualifiers.
Disciplinary decisions show anti-racism stance
Budapest Honvéd, Lech and Piast Gliwice have been charged ©UEFA.com

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Published: Friday 6 September 2013, 12.11CET

Disciplinary decisions show anti-racism stance

UEFA's Control and Disciplinary Body announces sanctions against Budapest Honvéd FC, KKS Lech Poznań and GKS Piast Gliwice following UEFA Europa League qualifiers.

UEFA's Control and Disciplinary Body (CDB) has made the following decisions regarding recent cases from UEFA Europa League matches:

FK Vojvodina v Budapest Honvéd FC, UEFA Europa League second qualifying round, first and second legs (18/07/13 and 25/07/13)

Budapest Honvéd have been charged for the improper conduct of supporters (Article 14DR) – racist behaviour and racist chanting. The Hungarian team have been ordered to play their next home game behind closed doors. The Control and Disciplinary Body has also decided to enforce the suspended sanction against Honvéd, as established in the CDB's decision of 22 August 2008, of playing one UEFA competition match behind closed doors. Consequently the CDB has ordered Honvéd to play one additional fixture as host club behind closed doors. They have also been fined €50,000.

KKS Lech Poznań v VMFD Žalgiris, UEFA Europa League third qualifying round, second leg (08/08/13)

Lech Poznań have been charged for the improper conduct of supporters (Article 14DR) – racist behaviour and display of a racist banner. There will be a partial closure of Lech's stadium, in particular the stand containing the Polish side's Ultras, during their next UEFA competition match as hosts. Lech have also been fined €5,000.

GKS Piast Gliwice v Qarabağ FK, UEFA Europa League second qualifying round, second leg (25/07/13)

Piast have been charged for the improper conduct of supporters (Article 14DR) – racist behaviour and display of a racist banner. There will be a partial closure of Piast's stadium, in particular the stand containing the Polish side's Ultras, during their next UEFA competition match as hosts. Piast have also been fined €5,000.

The fight against racism is a high priority for UEFA. The European governing body 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.

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