EFA pun­ishes Atletico Madrid for fans’ far-right ban­ner

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS -

NYON, Switzer­land - UEFA has or­dered Atletico Madrid to close a sec­tion of its sta­dium as pun­ish­ment for fans dis­play­ing a far-right ban­ner at the Europa League fi­nal. Eu­ro­pean foot­ball’s gov­ern­ing body says Atletico must shut off at least 3,000 seats at its first home game in the Cham­pi­ons League next sea­son.

The Span­ish team’s Metropoli­tano Sta­dium will also host the Cham­pi­ons League fi­nal next June. UEFA’s dis­ci­plinary panel found Atletico guilty of a charge of “racist be­hav­iour” at its 3-0 win against Mar­seille last month in Lyon, France.

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