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Fan riots: Mild punishment for Eintracht Frankfurt after the scandal in Marseille

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Mild punishment for Eintracht Frankfurt after scandal game in Marseille

ARCHIVE - September 13, 2022, France, Marseille: Soccer: Champions League, Olympique Marseille - Eintracht Frankfurt, group phase, group D, 2nd matchday, Orange Vélodrome.  A firecracker is thrown out of their block by Eintracht Ultras.  Before that he was shot there by Marseillutras (to dpa

Riots in the stadium: scenes from the game between Marseille and Frankfurt in the Champions League

Source: dpa

Uefa imposed a rather small penalty on Eintracht Frankfurt after the massive riots in Marseille. 1. FC Köln also got off relatively well after the game in Nice.

Dhe Bundesliga clubs Eintracht Frankfurt and 1. FC Köln have been fined by Uefa because of the fan riots at their recent European Cup away games. Eintracht has to pay a fine totaling 45,000 euros for what happened during the Champions League game on September 13 at Olympique Marseille.

In addition, the club was imposed two suspension penalties for a period of one year: a partial closure of at least 1000 places at the next European Cup home game and a fan exclusion at an away game.

The people of Cologne have to dig deeper into their pockets because of the misconduct of parts of the trailer. The Rhinelanders were fined 100,000 euros, and no tickets may be sold to FC fans in the next two away games in the Conference League.

September 8th, 2022, France, Nice: Soccer: UEFA Europa Conference League, OGC Nice - 1st FC Cologne, Group D, 1st matchday in the Allianz Riviera Stadium.  Fans run over a grandstand with pyrotechnics.  Photo: dpa +++ dpa picture radio +++

Fans in Cologne jerseys run over a grandstand in Nice with pyrotechnics

Source: dpa

The penalties included firing off pyrotechnics, throwing objects and rioting in the stands at the September 8 game at OGC Nice.

“State of Emergency in the City”

Uefa also saw these facts as fulfilled at Eintracht, but there was also the fact of racist behavior that two people had shown towards the home fans before kick-off. “The verdict obviously not only takes into account the extraordinary general conditions surrounding the game and the state of emergency in the city and in the stadium, but also our enormous organizational efforts and in particular the clear attitude and communication of the club to the events,” said Eintracht board member Philipp Reschke the verdict.

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