UEFA Punishes Poland’s Legia for ‘Racism’

August 14, 2013


Fans of Polish soccer club Legia.


Polish top-flight club Legia Warsaw were on Wednesday ordered by UEFA to shut a stand used by its die-hard fans after racist chanting by supporters at a Champions League match.

UEFA said that Legia would have to bar fans from the north stand of the Stadion Wojska Polskiego during their Champions League play-off on August 27, when they face Romania’s Steaua Bucharest.

In addition, UEFA slapped a fine of 30,000 euros on the club.

The racist incidents in question occurred during Legia’s Champions League second qualifying round victory over Welsh club The New Saints on July 23.

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