Spurs, Le­gia charged by UEFA

The Financial Daily - - SPORTS & CONTINUATIONS -

PARIS: UEFA have opened dis­ci­plinary pro­ceed­ings against Tot­ten­ham and Le­gia War­saw for in­ci­dents dur­ing their Europa League games this week, Euro­pean foot­ball's govern­ing body con­firmed on Fri­day.

Le­gia War­saw were charged over racist chant­ing and the use of fire­works by their fans dur­ing the Pol­ish club's 1-0 de­feat at Bel­gian side Lok­eren on Thurs­day, while a se­ries of pitch in­va­sions which dis­rupted Tot­ten­ham's 1-0 win over Par­ti­zan Bel­grade are to be in­ves­ti­gated.

UEFA's dis­ci­plinary panel will meet next Tues­day to ex­am­ine charges of racist be­hav­iour, crowd dis­tur­bances and throw­ing fire­works dur­ing Le­gia's Group L game.

Mean­while, Tot­ten­ham's Group C tie in Lon­don was in­ter­rupted three times in the first half by in­di­vid­ual pitch in­va­sions, re­sult­ing in play be­ing de­layed for ten min­utes.

Ref­eree Yevhen Ara­novskiy halted the game in the 41st minute af­ter a third per­son man­aged to get onto the pitch at White Hart Lane in what ap­peared to be a pub­lic­ity stunt.

UEFA said its con­trol, ethics and dis­ci­plinary body would hear the charges on De­cem­ber 11.

The North Lon­don club apol­o­gised for the in­ci­dent.

"We apol­o­gise to fans for the dis­rup­tions caused by this to­tally un­ac­cept­able be­hav­iour," Tot­ten­ham said on their Twit­ter ac­count.

"We shall pro­vide an up­date as soon as we have es­tab­lished the full facts."

Tot­ten­ham's vic­tory en­sured them of a place in the knock­out stages of the com­pe­ti­tion.-Agen­cies

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