UEFA reduce CSKA Moscow's racism sanction

CSKA Moscow`s penalty for their fans` racists chants was reduced by UEFA`s appeal commission, the European football governing body said Tuesday.

AFP| Updated: Oct 28, 2014, 18:46 PM IST
UEFA reduce CSKA Moscow's racism sanction

Paris: CSKA Moscow`s penalty for their fans` racists chants was reduced by UEFA`s appeal commission, the European football governing body said Tuesday.

The Russian champions were originally ordered to play three Champions League home matches behind closed doors and fined 200,000 euros ($250,000).

That has now been reduced to two games -- the first was a week ago against Manchester City -- and 100,000 euros.

However, they are still banned from selling tickets to their fans for their two remaining away matches.

CSKA were punished after incidents involving their fans in last month`s 5-1 Group E defeat at Roma, including racist chanting and the use of fireworks.

The Russians also played their opening Group E home match -- a 1-0 defeat to Bayern Munich -- behind closed doors as a punishment for racist banners shown during their last group match the previous season, away at Czechs Viktoria Plzen in December.