Putin chants cost Fenerbahçe 50,000 euros and closure of the grandstand

Putin chants cost Fenerbahçe 50,000 euros and closure of the grandstand

European football association UEFA fined Fenerbahçe 50,000 euros for Putin chants during the Champions League game against Dinamo Kyiv. In addition, the Turkish club must close a stand with at least 5,000 seats to the public at its next European home game.

Fenerbahçe has been sanctioned by UEFA for “throwing objects and delivering an offensive message through provocative, inappropriate chants.”

The unsavory practices of the Turkish fans took place during the second qualifying round of the Champions League on Wednesday, July 27.

When Vitalj Bujalski scored 0-1 in the 57th minute, Turkish fans began chanting Vladimir Putin’s name, a painful response for the club from the Ukrainian capital Kiev, a country that has been gripped by war for months.

Karma did its job after that. Fenerbahçe still dragged out extra time, but lost 1-2. The first leg had ended at 0-0 and so Fenerbahçe has been eliminated from participating in the Champions League.

Source: Sporza

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