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UEFA sanctions Barcelona for “racist behavior” by fans

UEFA sanctions Barcelona for “racist behavior” by fans

UEFA sanctioned Barcelona this Thursday (18) with a fine of 25,000 euros (around R$140,000 at the current price) for the “racist behavior of its fans”, two of whom were arrested in Paris on April 10, for giving Nazi salutes during the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals.

The Catalan club will also be prohibited from selling tickets to its fans for the next away game in UEFA competitions, a sanction suspended for one year following the decision.

Two Barça fans were arrested on April 10, accused of “apology for war crimes and public insults of a racist nature” at the Parc des Princes, where PSG faced Barcelona in the Champions League. The Paris police reported on their social network account X about “Barcelona fans present at the Parc des Princes seen making monkey sounds and Nazi salutes”.

One of them, suspected of having made monkey sounds, was released without charge, as the investigation “did not allow the imputation of the facts”, according to French justice.

The other, suspected of having given Nazi salutes, was also released and will be summoned to a hearing for these facts “which could be qualified as an apology for the crime” on a date not yet specified, according to the same source.

Source: Gazetaesportiva

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