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Russia, Spain fined for fans' racism at Euro 2012

 FILE - The June 8, 2012 file photo shows Czech Republic's Theodor Gebre Selassie, left, and Russia's Andrei Arshavin duel for the ball  during the Eu...
 FILE - The June 14, 2012 file photo shows Italy's Antonio Di Natale, left, replacing Mario Balotelli during the Euro 2012 soccer championship Group C...

Soccer Euro 2012 Racism

FILE - The June 8, 2012 file photo shows Czech Republic's Theodor Gebre Selassie, left, and Russia's Andrei Arshavin duel for the ball during the Eu...

Soccer Euro 2012 Racism

FILE - The June 14, 2012 file photo shows Italy's Antonio Di Natale, left, replacing Mario Balotelli during the Euro 2012 soccer championship Group C...

UEFA has fined the Russian and Spanish football associations a total of (EURO)50,000 ($62,000) for racist abuse by their fans at European Championship matches.
UEFA says its disciplinary panel found both countries guilty of "improper conduct of its fans (racist behavior, racist chanting)."
Russia was fined (EURO)30,000 and Spain must pay (EURO)20,000.
Russian fans made monkey noises at Czech Republic defender Theodor Gebre Selassie and Spain fans targeted abuse at Italy forward Mario Balotelli. Both players are black.
The Russian sanction does not activate UEFA's threat of a six-point penalty in Euro 2016 qualifying after some fans attacked stadium stewards in Wroclaw following the Czech match on June 8.


Updated : 2021-07-24 14:03 GMT+08:00