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UEFA fines Barcelona



UEFA fines Barcelona

UEFA announced on Thursday that it has levied a fine of 25,000 euros ($26,680) against Barcelona due to racist behavior exhibited by their fans during the Champions League quarter-final first leg against Paris Saint-Germain.

The disciplinary action comes after Parisian authorities questioned two individuals following the emergence of videos on social media depicting disturbing actions at the Parc des Princes.

In addition to the financial penalty, Barcelona has been prohibited from selling tickets to their supporters for their next away European fixture. However, this sanction is currently suspended for a duration of one year, subject to a probationary period.

The decision by UEFA’s Appeals Body underscores the gravity with which instances of discriminatory conduct are regarded within football.

Barcelona’s defeat in the Champions League tie against PSG, culminating in a 6-4 aggregate loss following a 4-1 defeat in the second leg, has been overshadowed by the controversy surrounding the behavior of some of their supporters.

Barcelona 1-4 PSG (4-6 agg): Xavi unhappy with 'really bad' referee on  chaotic night - BBC Sport

On April 10, Parisian authorities confirmed that two individuals were questioned in connection with videos circulating on social media, showing one fan making monkey noises and another engaging in Nazi salutes.

UEFA’s subsequent action against Barcelona reflects the organization’s commitment to combating racism and intolerance in football stadiums across Europe.