Euro 2012: Two-year ban on Russian fans

Updated: Jun 10, 2012, 19:59 PM IST

Zeenews Sports Bureau

Warsaw: Two-year stadium ban was imposed on two Russian fans who brawled with security personnels after their team’s game against Czech Republic. They are now ban from watching football in Poland.

A fine of USD 575 has also been imposed on the pair who are 27-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman.

UEFA on Saturday night had confirmed that they have begun disciplinary proceedings against the Football Union of Russia after multiple disturbances in their opening Euro 2012 fixture against Czech Republic.

Russia’s comprehensive 4-1 victory was marred by allegations of racism and violence both during and after the game in Wroclaw.

During the game there were reports from Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) that Czech defender Theodor Gebre Selassie was subject to racist chanting, and there were also reports fireworks being thrown and offensive banners being displayed in the crowd.

FARE chief executive Piara Powar told Press Association Sport: "Our observer reported descriptions of that nature. It was directed at the Czech Republic`s only black player."

And following the game images were released showing Russian fans attacking stewards in a walkway at the stadium, something that UEFA also confirmed would be investigated.

UEFA’s Control and Disciplinary Body will review the case on Wednesday 13 June.

With inputs