Dawn News

UEFA fines Porto 20,000 euros for 'racist conduct'

FC Porto's Colombian forward James Rodriguez (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the Portuguese super league football match FC Porto vs Olhanense at the Dragao Stadium in Porto, on March 31, 2012. – AFP Photo.

GENEVA: European football's governing body UEFA on Wednesday fined FC Porto 20,000 euros ($26,344) for its supporters' “racist conduct” during a match against Manchester City.

“The UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body has imposed a fine of 20,000 euros on FC Porto for the racist conduct of their supporters at their UEFA Europa League round of 32 first-leg match against Manchester City FC in Porto on 16 February,” it said in a statement.

City had complained that Mario Balotelli and Yaya Toure were the target of racist chants during the English side's 2-1 victory over the defending champions at Estadio do Dragao.

The UEFA decision can be appealed within three days.

Email feedback and queries to Dawn.com's editorial team, or visit our contact page


Comments (0) Closed