Dynamo Kiev punished by UEFA
UEFA has ordered Dynamo Kiev to play their next three European home games in an empty stadium as punishment for offences including racist behaviour by fans during the Champions League match against Chelsea last month.
Football’s European anti-discrimination body Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) passed footage to UEFA of an apparent attack on four black fans at the match in Ukraine on October 20, which ended 0-0. Charges were brought against Dynamo for racist behaviour, crowd disturbances and blocked stairways.
The club has also been fined 100,000 euros – and the order of closed doors for the third match will be suspended for three years and only applied if further offences are committed.
A UEFA statement read: “Dynamo Kiev has been ordered to play their next three UEFA competition matches as host club behind closed doors. The third match is suspended for a probationary period of three years.”