Ferencváros Budapest fans cheer with flares Source: TASR/Martin Baumann BRATISLAVA – The Disciplinary Commission of the European Football Union (UEFA) decided on sanctions for Ferencváros Budapest after the punishment for ŠK Slovan Bratislava. Both teams complain about the behavior of their fans during the two-leg match of the 2nd preliminary round of the Champions League on the field in Budapest. The Slovak club had to pay a fine of 40,000 euros and partially closed the stadium (entire sector C) for the next home match in European competitions. UEFA also partially closed the stadium to the Hungarian champion, 1,000 seats must remain empty in stand B. Just like the Slovak champion, at the next home match, a banner with the UEFA logo and the words #NoToRacism must be placed in the closed sector. UEFA also banned the sale of tickets. to Ferencváros supporters for the next match at the opponent’s field. In addition, the ban on selling tickets is valid for a period of two years, but conditionally. The Hungarian club must pay 50,000 euros for the use of pyrotechnics and for throwing objects, as well as for provocations and offensive behavior towards Slovan and his fans. The management of Ferencváros must contact the management of the Slovak club within 30 days in order to settle the damage caused by the supporters of “Fradi” at Tehelno polí. In the rematch, they won 20 seats in their sector. They were also fined 14,000 euros for blocking public passages. Slovan appealed against the punishment from UEFA for the match in Budapest, the final decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) is expected by the club on August 10. Therefore, for now, he has to work with the alternative of closing the C-sector. In the rematch with Olympiakos, the “cauldron” will be located in the B-stand in sectors B201 and B202. “We will use the opportunity and invite children under the age of 14 to the C-sector free of charge, as was the case in the matches with Besiktas and Wolverhampton. We will also invite elementary schools from all over Slovakia, football clubs from the Bratislava self-governing region, sports clubs from all over Slovakia bearing the name Slovan, or other sports clubs or even summer day camps,” said Slovan marketing director Tomáš Straka for the club website.
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