Swedish club AIK fined for fan violence

BY foxsports • May 12, 2011

The Swedish soccer federation has fined club AIK $23,700 after fan violence forced the referee to call off a game at Syrianska last month.

The federation also awarded Syrianska a 3-0 win after the April 25 game was abandoned in the 21st minute after a firecracker was thrown at a linesman.

The visiting fans became unruly after AIK striker Ibrahim Bangura was sent off, with Syrianska leading 1-0.

The federation said it couldn't determine who had thrown the firecracker at the linesman, but said it was clear from video footage that AIK supporters had thrown firecrackers toward other fans in the stands.

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