Football UEFA: Real Madrid penalized for racism

real-madridUEFA has suspended Saturday Real Madrid a match behind closed doors in the Champions League. A decision because of a banner that included a Nazi sign, deployed by Merengue supporters in the semi -finals of the European competition against Bayern Munich.

The Santiago Bernabeu will be partially closed for a game. “Sectors 120 and 122 of the stadium will be closed for the next match of the home club in European competition,” said UEFA in a statement. “Real Madrid will be forced to deploy in those areas a flag with the words ‘No to Racism’.

In their defense, the Madrid club say it was about a Madrid flag, without any Nazi symbol , reports El Mundo. In addition, the Real Madrid expressed their incomprehension on a penalty announced more than five weeks after the allegations. They should appeal for the decision, said the As newspaper.

Real Madrid won last Saturday’s Champions League by beating Atletico Madrid (4-1).

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