Barcelona Fined and Penalized for Racist Behavior and Fan Misconduct

Barcelona has been slapped with a fine and additional penalties by UEFA following incidents of racist behavior and fan misconduct during their Champions League quarter-final clash against Paris St-Germain.

The disciplinary action comes in response to multiple infractions, including racist behavior by Barcelona fans, the lighting of fireworks, and causing damage at the Parc des Princes stadium.

The Spanish club has been fined 32,000 euros (£27,000) for the violations.

Despite securing a 3-2 victory in the first leg in Paris, Barcelona suffered a 4-1 defeat in the reverse fixture at home, resulting in their elimination from the Champions League.

In addition to the financial penalty, Barcelona has been sanctioned with a ban on selling away tickets to their supporters for their next Uefa competition match. However, this ban is suspended for a probationary period of one year.

Furthermore, Barcelona is required to initiate contact with Paris St-Germain within 30 days to address and settle the damages caused by their supporters at the stadium.

The disciplinary measures underscore UEFA’s commitment to combating racism and ensuring the safety and integrity of football competitions. Barcelona’s transgressions serve as a reminder of the importance of promoting respect and tolerance within the sport, and the need for stringent enforcement of disciplinary measures to deter such behavior in the future.

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