PSG forced to close two ground sections over abuse of disabled fans

PSG fans celebrate one of the goals scored in the Champions League quarter-final first leg against Chelsea. 

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Paris St Germain have been instructed by UEFA to close two sections of their ground for their next European match at the Parc des Princes.

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UEFA’s control, ethics and disciplinary body has imposed the sanction for the discriminatory conduct of PSG supporters towards disabled Chelsea fans on April 2.

It was alleged that visiting fans sitting below the home support at the Parc de Princes were spat at and had bottles thrown at them during the Blues’ 3-1 Champions League quarter-final defeat.

UEFA has responded by ordering the closure of sections 104 and 105 of PSG’s home ground when they stage their next European game in September or October.

It was the first time a team has been charged by UEFA for abusing disabled fans, in contravention of article 14 which covers "racism, other discriminatory conduct and propaganda".