West Ham United slapped with £24k fine from UEFA for Europa League incidents
West Ham United have been fined £24,000 by UEFA for crowd incidents during their Europa League first-leg tie against Eintracht Frankfurt.
According to BBC Sport journalist Simon Stone, the Irons have been punished in the latest disciplinary punishment list submitted by UEFA but there is no mention of the second leg in which German fans threw flares onto the pitch before invading it at full-time.
It is possible that this particular list was for any games before the date of the second leg and that the eventual Europa League winners will get their consequences in due course.
While there is no official reason as to why the £24,000 fine has been slapped upon the Irons, one of the more notable issues on the night was a verbal attack on German commentators by fans sitting just behind the media zone of the London Stadium.
It’s always us
UEFA just love to beat on the English teams in this kind of scenario and these fines never seem to be given to a team from outside the UK.
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Whether it’s Brexit that has caused the power-hungry officiators of European football to act like this only they know but it can’t be acceptable that we get the brunt of the policing compared to other European clubs.
Rangers were also punished in this latest list which indicates that it isn’t just because Premier League clubs can afford these pitiful fines so there has to be some kind of bias involved.
If UEFA are going to be true to their rules, then the Bundesliga outfit should get a much more significant fine very soon because not only did they do the things mentioned earlier in this article, but they also bought tickets in the home end at the Nou Camp and took over the famous stadium as they beat Barcelona in the round prior.
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