UEFA punishes Legia Warsaw for fans’ racism
UEFA has ordered Legia Warsaw to play in an empty stadium after
more racist incidents involving its fans at Champions League
The punishment will apply when Legia hosts Apollon Limassol in a
Europa League group match on Oct. 3.
UEFA says a second match sanction was deferred for a five-year
probationary period. Legia must pay a 150,000 euros ($203,000)
UEFA charged the club with several offenses, including racist
behavior and the displaying of racist banners, at home and away
matches against Molde and Steaua Bucharest in July and August.
Legia was eliminated by Steaua and dropped into the second-tier
Europa League. It plays at Lazio later Thursday.
Part of Legia’s stadium was partially closed when it hosted
Steaua as punishment for previous incidents involving fans.