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

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

Source: BELGA

Fenerbahçe was eliminated by Kiev in the second qualifying round of the Champions League on Wednesday 27 July. When Vitaliy Buyalski scored the 0-1 in the 57th minute, Turkish fans started chanting Vladimir Putin’s name. Fenerbahçe still dragged out extra time, but lost 1-2. The first leg had ended 0-0.

The Turkish club is now being punished for “throwing objects and delivering an offensive message through provocative, inappropriate chants.”

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