UEFA has decided on a penalty for Legia Warszawa for the match against Aston Villa on September 21. EU representatives found many shortcomings and omissions, for which they wanted to impose a fine of PLN 41,000. euro, but the capital club appealed against this penalty.
UEFA decided to punish Legia Warszawa for shortcomings during the match against Aston Villa on September 21. In the opening match of the group stage of the Europa Conference League, violations were found in the form of blocking passages or closing emergency gates. Additionally, it was noted that a frame depicting a gorilla with the caption “Welcome to the jungle” was allegedly illuminated by pyrotechnics, for which consequences were also provided.
UEFA has decided on a penalty for Legia Warszawa
Originally, the total value of penalties imposed by the Union of European Football Associations was EUR 41,000. However, Legia decided to appeal against this decision. Now UEFA’s Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Committee has issued a new statement. After considering the appeal, it decided to mitigate the fine imposed on Legia Warszawa.
Some of these penalties have been canceled, including: for the alleged use of pyrotechnics by “Żyleta” fans. UEFA did not refrain from punishing the club for blocking the crossings for the original infringements. The fine imposed on the club is PLN 16,000. euro. To sum up, club representatives will pay PLN 25,000. euro less than UEFA originally planned.
Legia Warszawa may be excluded from the cups
It is still unclear what decisions will be made regarding the incidents that took place during the return match in Birmingham. Let us remind you that the West Midlands police arrested 46 people suspected of starting riots on the streets near Villa Park. Additionally, it was reported that at least four people were detained for possessing weapons, and several officers were injured in clashes with fans.
The head of football operations of the British police, Mark Roberts, said in an interview with The Times that Legia should be excluded from the competition due to the breach of public safety. According to reports, talks on this matter were already scheduled to take place with the highest European football body.