Levski Sofia fined for display of Nazi symbols

Levski Sofia fined for display of Nazi symbols

Published Apr. 24, 2013 6:15 a.m. ET

The Bulgarian Football Union has fined Levski Sofia for club fans displaying Nazi symbols during a domestic league match last weekend.

The union said on Wednesday the club will be fined 19,000 euros ($24,700) because its fans displayed banners bearing swastikas during the match against Litex in Lovech on Saturday. Levski won 2-1.

The union's disciplinary commission called on the relevant authorities to punish the perpetrators ''to the fullest extent of the law - a ban on stadium access for at least two years.''

Last September, UEFA fined Levski Sofia 30,000 euros ($39,000) for racist abuse by their fans at a Europe League match against Bosnia's Sarajevo.