Dynamo Kiev punished for fans’ racist behavior during Everton game

Dynamo Kiev supporters during the Europa League round of 16 second-leg clash with Everton.

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Dynamo Kiev have been ordered to close part of their stadium for next month’s Europa League quarter-final after racist behaviour by fans towards Everton players.

The Ukrainian side has also been fined 15,000 euros ($16,223) by UEFA for the setting off of fireworks and for insufficient organization.

The racist behavior took place during the 5-2 second-leg win over Everton on March 19.

UEFA has ordered partial closure of the NSK Olimpiyskiy stadium for the first leg of the quarter-final against Fiorentina, to be played in Kiev on April 16.

The sections to be closed are usually occupied by Dynamo’s ultras.

A UEFA statement read: "The CEDB (UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body) has ordered the partial closure of the NSK Olimpiyskiy stadium during the next UEFA competition match which FC Dynamo Kyiv would play as the host club, and in particular, Blocks 43 and 45 of the stadium.

"The Ukrainian club have also been fined 15,000 euros for the setting off of fireworks and the insufficient organisation."