Russia fined $37,800 for Euro 2012 fan behavior
Sunday, June 17, 2012
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- UEFA has fined the Russian soccer association $37,800 for "improper conduct" by fans at a European Championship match against Poland.
The European soccer body says its disciplinary panel determined that Russian fans displayed "illicit" nationalist flags and threw fireworks on the field. One man ran across the field carrying a Russian flag after Tuesday's match.
The punishment adds to Russia's $150,000 fine imposed after fans attacked stadium staff in Wroclaw at its first match against the Czech Republic.
Russia was eliminated from Euro 2012 after losing 1-0 against Greece on Saturday.
Russia's association earned $13.3 million in participation and prize money for the team placing third in Group A behind the Czechs and Greece.