Following the misconduct of its fans in the Europa League matches in Braga and against Saint-Gilloise, 1. FC Union Berlin must pay a total fine of over 50,000 euros. And the Malmö verdict is yet to come for the Köpenicker.
The Bundesliga leaders must vouch for the behaviour of their fans. During the 0:1 defeat in Braga on Matchday 2 of the Europa League, the Eisern supporters had diligently set off pyrotechnics in the visitors’ block. A week earlier, the Berlin fans had already attracted negative attention by blocking public passageways during the home match against Union Saint-Gilloise (0:1).
UEFA has now fined the Bundesliga club. Due to the incidents at the Estadio Municipal in Braga, 40,500 euros will be due, plus a 12,000 euro fine for the antics the previous week. This was reported by the “Berliner Zeitung” with reference to the verdicts published by UEFA on Tuesday.
Malmö penalty still awaits Union
Still pending is the amount of the penalty for fan behaviour in last week’s 1-0 win in Malmo. In Sweden, riots had overshadowed the first victory of the Ironmen on the Europa League stage. The match even had to be interrupted at one point after fireworks were set off and thrown into the interior. This also dampened the mood of Union president Dirk Zingler.