We care about football

Dinamo sanctioned for fans' racist behaviour

Published: Wednesday 25 September 2013, 17.10CET
UEFA's Control and Disciplinary Body has announced decisions relating to recent cases from UEFA Champions League matches involving GNK Dinamo Zagreb of Croatia.
Dinamo sanctioned for fans' racist behaviour
Dinamo Zagreb were sanctioned on Wednesday ©UEFA.com

Latest updates

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) has announced the following decision: Match: UEFA Champions League, group F, Real Madrid CF vs. Legia Warszawa (5-1) played on 18 October in Spain. Charges against Legia Warszawa: - Crowd disturbances - Art. 16.2 (letter h) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR) Decision: The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary (CEDB) has decided: - To ban Legia Warszawa from selling tickets to its away supporters for the next (1) UEFA competition match in which the club will play as the away team, namely their next UEFA Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund on 22 November in Germany.  - To ban Legia Warszawa from selling tickets to its away supporters for two (2) additional UEFA competition matches in which the club will play as the away team. This sanction is deferred for a probationary period of one year.  - To fine Legia Warszawa €80,000. *Note: The full Article 16 of the 2016 UEFA Disciplinary Regulations can be found here: Article 16 - Order and security at UEFA competition matches 1. Host clubs and national associations are responsible for order and security both inside and around the stadium before, during and after matches. They are liable for incidents of any kind and may be subject to disciplinary measures and directives unless they can prove that they have not been negligent in any way in the organisation of the match. 2. However, all associations and clubs are liable for the following inappropriate behaviour on the part of their supporters and may be subject to disciplinary measures and directives even if they can prove the absence of any negligence in relation to the organisation of the match: a. the invasion or attempted invasion of the field of play; b. the throwing of objects; c. the lighting of fireworks or any other objects; d. the use of laser pointers or similar electronic devices; e. the use of gestures, words, objects or any other means to transmit any message that is not fit for a sports event, particularly messages that are of a political, ideological, religious, offensive or provocative nature; f. acts of damage; g. causing a disturbance during national anthems; h. any other lack of order or discipline observed inside or around the stadium.

Regulations

Disciplinary organisation and cases

Match-fixing prevention

Published: Wednesday 25 September 2013, 17.10CET

Dinamo sanctioned for fans' racist behaviour

UEFA's Control and Disciplinary Body has announced decisions relating to recent cases from UEFA Champions League matches involving GNK Dinamo Zagreb of Croatia.

UEFA's Control and Disciplinary Body (CDB) has announced decisions relating to recent cases from UEFA Champions League matches involving GNK Dinamo Zagreb of Croatia:

• FK Austria Wien v Dinamo Zagreb, play-off second leg (27/08/13)

• Dinamo Zagreb v FC Sheriff, third qualifying round first leg (30/07/13)

Dinamo had been charged for the racist behaviour of supporters, throwing of missiles and/or fireworks, and improper conduct of the team (five cards or more).

The Croatian club have been ordered to play two home UEFA competition matches behind closed doors, with half of the suspension (one game) deferred for a probationary period of five years. They have also been fined €70,250.

The fight against racism is a high priority for UEFA. Europe's football 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 such behaviour.

Last updated: 09/05/14 3.40CET

Related information

Member associations
Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/disciplinary/news/newsid=2000798.html#dinamo+sanctioned+fans+racist+behaviour

  • © 1998-2016 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA word, the UEFA logo and all marks related to UEFA competitions, are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.