Slavia Prague to play 3 games without fans

BY foxsports • May 12, 2011

Slavia Prague has to play three competitive games behind close doors as punishment for unruly crowds.

The Czech Republic soccer federation's disciplinary committee also fined Slavia $43,730 on Thursday.

On May 5, the referee called off the first leg of the cup semifinal between Slavia and Olomouc after the first half due to Slavia's rioting fans. The score was 1-1.

The opening kickoff had to be postponed for 20 minutes after more than 1,000 Slavia fans invaded the pitch. The angry fans were protesting against Slavia's management, which they blame for the team's debts.

Riot police used force to prevent the fans from entering the club's offices at the stadium.

Slavia also was given a 2-0 loss in the first leg.

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