Manchester United fined for fans’ hurling beer at Simeone
UEFA have punished United with a 10,000 euro fine for the behaviour of their fans when Atlético Madrid coach Diego Simeone ran down the tunnel at Old Trafford in the Last 16.
UEFA announced a number of decisions taken by the organisation’s Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Committee concerning incidents during the recent European ties. Investigations don’t include the events of the quarter final return legs in both the Champions League and Europa League. No decision has been made concerning the excess number of Eintracht Frankfurt fans who attended the away leg in Barcelona or the scuffles involving Atlético players at the end of the tie against Manchester City at the Wanda Metropolitano.
The Committee dealt with some of the unpleasant incidents during the Round of 16 ties - one of which Atlético were particularly unhappy with. Objects and beer rained down on Diego Pablo Simeone as he made his way to the tunnel after the meeting with Manchester United at Old Trafford - fans pelted the coach on his way to the changing rooms - according to UEFA: “Incident and decision - Throwing of objects” and according to Article 16 (2) (b) of the Disciplinary Regulations, the Premier League club has been served a fine of 10,000 euros. It’s a low fine, but in line with how UEFA consider such cases.
Fines for Galatasaray, Eintracht and Liverpool
Other clubs who were dealt fines included Galatasaray and Eintracht, in both cases for incidents during their home legs against Barça. The Turkish club were hit with a partial stadium closure, subject to a probationary period of two years plus a fines of 20,000 euros and 6,250 euros for the throwing of objects and lighting fireworks in the stands; the Germans were fined 75,000 euros after fans set off fireworks in their tie. Liverpool also received a 10,000 euro fine for delays to kick-off in their away leg against Benfica on 5 April