25 November | 20:07
Punishment from UEFA for “Dynamo” for the incident in the stands with the beating of the capital’s fans of black fans during the Champions League match with Chelsea, announced today, seemed to the management of the Kiev club too harsh. But a fine of 100 thousand euros and disqualification of the stadium for the next two European match (another – conditionally, a probation period is valid for three years) may be challenged by appeal.
It is this Dynamo and will, according to the President of club Igor Surkis. “We are very upset by this decision and believe that punishment was too harsh, so we will definitely appeal. We will do our best to at least reduce the number of matches without spectators,” he said in comments to the official website. Appropriate club structure allegedly already preparing the relevant papers.
While Surkis is aware that the violation was indeed serious, with manifestations of violence and discrimination on any grounds should be carefully fought. “This situation should be a lesson to all! On behalf of the club I promise to do everything possible so that this doesn’t happen again during the matches Kiev “Dynamo”. I urge everyone – first and foremost the fans, whom we treat with great love and respect – to help us in this”, – concluded the President.
The sad part is that the punishment came at the very moment when the players of “Dynamo” did everything in their power to ensure that 16 years later to return to play-off Champions League. After an away victory over Porto with 2:0 Dynamo requires in the final round to win against Maccabi at home. In front of full stadium, with the support of the fans, to do this it would be much easier. But if Serhiy Rebrov’s men will progress to the 1/8 finals of the Champions League, the home match at this stage also, according to the verdict of UEFA, will be held without spectators. Sad.
From joy to sorrow
“Dynamo” in the Port have cleared the way in the playoffs
“Dinamo” will play two matches without spectators