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UEFA punished Fenerbahce for fans chanting Putin’s name

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The Turkish club was fined €50,000. It was also punished by the partial closure of the stadium stands on probation. During the Champions League match against Dynamo Kyiv, fans began to chant the name of Putin after a missed goal

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Photo: Burak Kara/Getty Images

UEFA fined Turkish Fenerbahce €50,000 and punished it with a partial closure of the stadium stands during the next home match of European cups for the behavior of the club’s fans during a meeting with Dynamo Kyiv. About it reported on the UEFA website.

The club was punished for throwing objects and for provocative shouts of an offensive nature. The punishment for the partial closure of the stadium was issued with a probationary period of two years.

During the return match of the second qualifying round of the Champions League, which was held in Istanbul on July 27, Fenerbahce fans, after a goal conceded in the 57th minute, began to chant the name of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Later, the Turkish club said that Fenerbahce adheres to the position of “sport is out of politics.” In addition, they refused to apologize for their fans.

The meeting ended with the victory of the Kyiv team in extra time with a score of 2:1, they advanced to the next round, where the Austrian Sturm became their opponent.

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