Russia fined ?30,000 for Euro 2012 fan behavior

UEFA has fined the Russian football association ?30,000

($37,800) for ”improper conduct” by fans at a European

Championship match against Poland.

The European football body says its disciplinary panel

determined that Russian fans displayed ”illicit” nationalist

flags and threw fireworks on the pitch. One man ran across the

pitch carrying a Russia flag after Tuesday’s match.

The punishment adds to Russia’s ?120,000 ($150,000) fine imposed

after fans attacked stadium staff in Wroclaw at its first match

against the Czech Republic.

Russia was eliminated from Euro 2012 after losing 1-0 against

Greece on Saturday.

Russia’s association earned ?10.5 million ($13.3 million) in

participation and prize money for the team placing third in Group A

behind the Czechs and Greece.