UEFA fines Barcelona after Champions League exit


UEFA has announced that Barcelona will face a fine of 25,000 euros ($26,680) for the racist conduct of their fans during the Champions League quarter-final first leg against Paris Saint-Germain. Additionally, Barcelona has been prohibited from selling tickets to their supporters for their next away European match, although this sanction is suspended for a year.

Barcelona’s defeat in the tie against PSG, losing 6-4 on aggregate after PSG’s victory in the second leg, exacerbated the repercussions of the incident.

Following the match on April 10, Paris police interrogated two individuals after videos surfaced on social media depicting a supporter making monkey noises and another engaging in Nazi salutes at the Parc des Princes.

In its statement, UEFA stated, “The UEFA Appeals Body has decided to fine FC Barcelona 25,000 euros and to ban FC Barcelona from selling tickets to its away supporters for its next UEFA competition match, for the racist behaviour of its supporters.” Moreover, the ban on selling tickets to away supporters is placed on hold for a probationary period of one year, starting from the date of the decision.


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