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Croatia fined (EURO)80K for racist abuse at Euro 2012

 Croatia's Ivan Perisic, left, and Ognjen Vukojevic extinguish a flare thrown from the Croatian fan block during the Euro 2012 soccer championship Gro...

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Croatia's Ivan Perisic, left, and Ognjen Vukojevic extinguish a flare thrown from the Croatian fan block during the Euro 2012 soccer championship Gro...

UEFA has fined Croatia's football association (EURO)80,000 ($101,000) after fans racially abused Italy forward Mario Balotelli at a European Championship match.
The charges related to "the setting-off and throwing of fireworks, and the improper conduct of supporters (racist chants, racist symbols)."
UEFA received reports from stadium monitors that 300 Croatia fans made monkey noises at Balotelli, who is black, during a 1-1 draw in Poznan last Thursday.
Croatia's case was the first formal racism charge prosecuted by UEFA at Euro 2012 after lacking evidence in previous reported incidents. Croatia was eliminated from the tournament Monday.