Bayern Munich v Manchester United: Allianz Arena to be partially closed as punishment for homophobic banner during Arsenal tie
The Champions League quart-final match will have a reduced capacity
Monday 24 March 2014
Bayern Munich have been fined €10,000 (£8,340) and ordered to close part of their stadium for next Tuesday’s Champions League match against Manchester United after a group of fans displayed a homophobic banner during their recent tie against Arsenal.
UEFA's control and disciplinary body ordered that the section of the stadium where the banner was displayed should be closed for the second leg against United.
The club have also been fined 10,000 euros for the "discriminatory behaviour" over the banner, which also targeted Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil.
UEFA said in a statement that as a result of "Bayern supporters... displaying of an illicit banner, the UEFA control and disciplinary body has decided to order the partial closure of the [stadium] in particular, the closure of sector 124 for Bayern's next UEFA competition home match, namely their UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg against Manchester United on April 9."
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