UEFA charges Romania for fans’ Mladic taunt

Romania faces UEFA sanctions after its fans taunted opposing

Bosnia-Herzegovina followers with a banner supporting alleged war

criminal Ratko Mladic.

UEFA says it has opened a disciplinary case after Romanian fans

displayed the slogan ”Free Mladic” at a 2012 European

Championship qualifier in Bucharest last Friday.

Earlier that day, the Bosnian Serb military commander appeared

before war-crimes judges in The Hague for the first time ahead of

his trial.

UEFA rules prohibit ”using sporting events for manifestations

of a nonsporting nature.”

Romania, which won 3-0, and Bosnia both face UEFA charges for

fans throwing objects in the stadium.

UEFA’s disciplinary panel will hear the case on June 16.