UCL: UEFA fines Barca €25k over racist gestures by fans

 April 19, 2024

UCL: UEFA fines Barca €25k over racist gestures by fans

UEFA has fined Barcelona 25,000 euros, US$26,680, for the behaviour of their fans during the Champions League game against Paris Saint-Germain, specifically in the first leg in Paris.

According to the AFP, UEFA made this announcement on Thursday, adding that they fine for Nazi salutes and racist gestures by fans at a Champions League game against Paris Saint-Germain last week.

UEFA said the proven charge of “racist behavior” followed images circulating of misconduct by some fans at Parc des Princes on April 10.

Among the transgressions cited by the governing body, UEFA says Barcelona must pay €2000 for lighting flares, €5000 for damages caused and contact PSG in 30 days to pay for the repair of seats, and €25000 for their fans’ racist behaviour.

This is not the first time that Barcelona have faced sanctions under UEFA’s disciplinary code.

Their fans have been caught making racial slurs often in the past for which they have been fined.

Recently, racist chants were directed at Real Madrid player Vinicius Junior during their game with Napoli.

An additional punishment has been imposed on Barcelona, they will not be allowed to sell tickets to their fans for away games in Europe, although this is a suspended sentence for the next year.

If there is any other infraction in the future, this will come into effect.

UEFA has warned Barcelona about the behaviour of their fans in the future.

Barcelona won 3-2 in Paris in the first leg of the quarterfinals but were eliminated Tuesday after losing 4-1 in the home leg.

World football body FIFA is set to launch a new drive against racism next month at its annual congress meeting, being held in Bangkok, Thailand.


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