New Delhi, Mar 23: The UEFA’s disciplinary body has sanctioned and fined France’s Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) football club for incidents that took place during the Champions League game on March 6. Also Read - Paris Saint-Germain Declared Winners of French Ligue 1 2019-20 Amid COVID-19 Outbreak, Lifts Seventh Title in Eight Years
UEFA, the governing body for European football, ordered the closure of the north stands of PSG’s stadium in their next European match and imposed a fine of 43,000 euros (about $53,000) on the club on Thursday, reports Efe news agency. Also Read - Ligue 1 Won't Resume This Season After France Bans All Sporting Events Until September
The body had opened disciplinary proceedings against PSG due to the behaviour of fans in the stands at the Parc des Princes Stadium during a Champions League round of 16 clash with Real Madrid. Also Read - FIFA President Gianni Infantino Wanted Probe Against Him Dropped: Report
The club violated several regulations by failing to stop fans from setting off flares and flashing laser pointers during the match and by not keeping the stairways clear, UEFA said.
The body had previously fined PSG 40,000 euros (about $50,000) after their fans lit flares during a Champions League group stage match against Bayern Munich. (With IANS inputs).