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Russian, Spanish Football Unions to pay fines for fans’ unbecoming behavior

June 29, 2012, 0:32 UTC+3
The Russian Football Union can appeal the UEFA decision in the course of three days upon receiving written notification
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Photo EPA/ITAR-TASS

Photo EPA/ITAR-TASS

GENEVA, June 29 (Itar-Tass) — The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has imposed a 30,000 euro fine on the Russian Football Union for the improper behavior of Russian football fans during Russia’s starting match in Group A against the Czech Republic. The match took place in Wroclaw on June 8.

The UEFA disciplinary body said Russian fans had yelled out racist chants against Theodor Gebre Selassie, the first black player in the Czech national team, who complained about the insults after the Czech Republic’s defeat against Russia.

The Russian Football Union can appeal the UEFA decision in the course of three days upon receiving written notification.

The UEFA also accused Spanish fans for racist comments during a match against Italy on June 10. The Spanish Football Federation will have to pay a 20,000-euro fine. It can appeal the decision in the course of 24 hours upon receiving written notification.

 

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