On Thursday, UEFA declared Barcelona had been fined 25,000 euros ($26,680) for racist behaviour by their followers after two supporters were questioned by police during their Champions League quarter-final first leg against Paris Saint-Germain.


Barcelona was also barred from selling tickets to their fans for their next away European game, however this sentence has been suspended for a year.

Barcelona lost the contest 6-4 on aggregate, with PSG winning the second leg 4-1 on Tuesday.


On April 10, Paris police claimed they had questioned two people after social media footage showed a supporter making monkey noises and another performing Nazi salutes at the Parc des Princes.


“The UEFA Appeals Body has decided to fine FC Barcelona 25,000 euros and to ban FC Barcelona from selling tickets to its away supporters for its next UEFA competition match for the racist behaviour of its supporters,” the UEFA said in a statement.

“The ban on selling tickets to away supporters is suspended for a probationary period of one year, starting from the date of the present decision.”


By Nnaemeka OGBONNA

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