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UEFA acts against fans' racist conduct

Published: Tuesday 18 February 2014, 11.42CET
The Football Association of Serbia, PFC CSKA Moskva and Apollon Limassol FC have been punished by UEFA for racist supporter behaviour at UEFA competition matches.
UEFA acts against fans' racist conduct
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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 18 February 2014, 11.42CET

UEFA acts against fans' racist conduct

The Football Association of Serbia, PFC CSKA Moskva and Apollon Limassol FC have been punished by UEFA for racist supporter behaviour at UEFA competition matches.

UEFA has sanctioned the Football Association of Serbia (FSS), PFC CSKA Moskva and Apollon Limassol FC for racist behaviour by supporters at UEFA competition matches.

For full details of the cases, visit the  UEFA.org disciplinary section.

The sections of the stadium designated for home fans will be closed for Serbia's next UEFA European Under-21 Championship home game as a punishment for "monkey chants" heard by the assistant referee during the 2-2 qualifying Group 9 draw against Belgium on 15 November 2013.

In addition, the FSS has been directed to display a banner with the wording "No to Racism", and bearing the UEFA and FARE logos, during their next U21 home match, with the banner to be located in the closed sectors of the stadium. The dimensions of the banner shall be no less than 20m wide and 15m high. Moreover, Serbia's captain for that game will be asked to make a public announcement from the centre of the pitch expressing the FSS, the team and the fans' opposition to racism.

CSKA, meanwhile, must play their next UEFA club competition home match behind closed doors and pay a fine of €50,000 after supporters displayed a range of racist and far-right symbols during their 2-1 UEFA Champions League Group D defeat at FC Viktoria Plzeň on 10 December. The punishment reflects the fact that CSKA have previous records of racist conduct by fans.

Apollon, meanwhile, will have the areas of their home stadium either side of the tunnel closed for their next UEFA competition home game after their supporters directed "monkey chants" at Legia Warszawa's Dossa Júnior during their 2-0 UEFA Europa League Group J home defeat on 12 December.

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.

Last updated: 09/05/14 2.23CET

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