Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) fined the Turkish club Fenerbahce 50,000 euros for fans throwing objects on the field and for chanting “provocative insulting messages” during a match with Dynamo Kyiv, reported on the UEFA website on Friday, August 5th.

The decision was made after a disciplinary investigations, started following the match of the second qualifying round of the Champions League between Fenerbahce and Dynamo Kyiv, held on July 27 in Istanbul. Then the fans of the Turkish team chanted the name and surname of the President of Russia several times. Vladimir Putin. This happened after the Ukrainian team opened the scoring in the match.

UEFA, after a disciplinary investigation, decided to issue an official warning to Fenerbahce, fine the team and partially close the stands of the Turkish club’s home stadium for the next match under the auspices of UEFA. In addition, the team is assigned a two-year probationary period.

Fenerbahce management condemned fans

The day after the match, the management of Fenerbahce condemned the behavior of their fans, saying that they adhere to the principle of “sport is out of politics.” “Whatever the reason, we categorically do not welcome such a reaction from our stands. This does not reflect the values ​​​​and position of our club, it would be unfair to attribute them to all our fans and lay responsibility on our club,” the statement said. Fenerbahce’s statement.

Dynamo head coach Mircea Lucescu refused to participate in the post-match press conference. “I was very focused on the team’s performance during the match, I didn’t hear anything. I was very worried and didn’t hear anything. But, as I understand it, this chanting did not go unnoticed by the head coach Mircea Lucescu, who did not come to the press conference,” commented Incident President “Dynamo” Igor Surkis.

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