Nyon – Friday, 08/05/2022, 11:22 p.m
After Fenerbahce fans shouted “Vladimir Putin” during the game against Dynamo Kyiv, UEFA has punished Austria Wien’s likely upcoming European Cup opponents.
The Turks have to pay a fine of 50,000 euros and have been sentenced to a partial lockout of their fans on probation, as the European Football Union announced on Friday. Should Fenerbahce violate the conditions in the next two years, at least 5,000 seats must remain empty at the next European Cup home game.
UEFA justified the sanction by saying that Turkey fans threw objects and shouted insults. Numerous Fenerbahce supporters chanted the name of the Russian President in the second half of the match of the second Champions League qualifying round in Istanbul.
The incident was also widely discussed on social media. Many Fenerbahce fans expressed their regret at the behavior of the supporters at the stadium. Fenerbahce distanced themselves from the behavior of the fans.
Club boss Ali Koc condemned the behavior of the supporters, but refused to apologize to the Ukrainians. “In my opinion, they were inappropriate, unnecessary calls. They were far removed from Fenerbahce’s identity and values. But what should we do, close people’s mouths with a zipper?” Koc said, according to the sports newspaper “Fanatik”. .
Fenerbahce are playing in Europa League qualifying after being eliminated by current Sturm opponents Dynamo Kyiv, and promotion to the play-offs is more than likely after a 3-0 win in the first leg against Czech club 1. FC Slovacko. Austria is waiting in the play-off. The Viennese have home advantage on August 18th and play away on August 25th.