...Redifining Journalism for Development

FC Barcelona to pay $26,680 fine, banned from selling tickets over fans’ racist behaviours

694

FC Barcelona to pay $26,680 fine, banned from selling tickets over fans’ racist behaviours

UEFA said it had fined Barcelona 25,000 euros ($26,680) for racist behaviour by their fans after two supporters were questioned by police following their Champions League quarter-final first leg with Paris Saint-Germain.

Barca has also been banned from selling tickets to their supporters for their next away European game, although that punishment is suspended for a year.

The footbal club lost the tie 6-4 on aggregate after PSG won Tuesday’s second leg 4-1.

On April 10, Paris police said they had questioned two people after videos were published on social media of a supporter making monkey noises and another making Nazi salutes at the Parc des Princes.

“The UEFA Appeals Body has decided to fine FC Barcelona 25,000 euros and to ban the FC Barcelona from selling tickets to its away supporters for its next UEFA competition match, for the racist behaviour of its supporters.

“Said ban from selling tickets to its away supporters is suspended for a probationary period of one year, starting from the date of the present decision,” UEFA said.

Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.