Russia fined $37,800 for Euro 2012 fan behavior

UEFA has fined the Russian soccer association $37,800 for

”improper conduct” by fans at a European Championship match

against Poland.

The European soccer body says its disciplinary panel determined

that Russian fans displayed ”illicit” nationalist flags and threw

fireworks on the field. One man ran across the field carrying a

Russian flag after Tuesday’s match.

The punishment adds to Russia’s $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 $13.3 million in participation and

prize money for the team placing third in Group A behind the Czechs

and Greece.