Support The Moscow Times!

UEFA Sanctions Dynamo Kiev for Fans' Racist Abuse

NYON, Switzerland — UEFA has ordered Dynamo Kiev to play a European club competition match next season in an empty stadium because of "racist conduct by supporters."

Ukrainian fans were allegedly racist during home matches against Paris Saint-German in the Champions League on Nov. 21 and Bordeaux in the Europa League on Feb. 14.

UEFA says a second stadium closure will be imposed if there is a repeat incident during a three-year probationary period.

UEFA says the Ukrainian club has appealed the sanction. No date has been set for an appeal hearing.

Dynamo is in contention to qualify for the Champions League next season.

(AP)

Read more

Independent journalism isn’t dead. You can help keep it alive.

The Moscow Times’ team of journalists has been first with the big stories on the coronavirus crisis in Russia since day one. Our exclusives and on-the-ground reporting are being read and shared by many high-profile journalists.

We wouldn’t be able to produce this crucial journalism without the support of our loyal readers. Please consider making a donation to The Moscow Times to help us continue covering this historic time in the world’s largest country.