During the Champions League Group A match between Manchester United and Galatasaray, a television video captured the scene of the away team’s fans celebrating excessively and disrupting order, after the team from Turkey Turkey defeated the host with a score of 3-2.
An internal investigation later found that about 2,000 tickets had been used by away team fans. CEO of Galatasaray Club – Collette Roche was forced to apologize after the disappointing actions of the fans.
UEFA soon launched its own investigation, and on Friday, European Football Confederation officials confirmed that Galatasaray had committed four violations.
They were fined a total of nearly £45,000. Including £26,000 for throwing objects onto the field – these fans were also banned from the field for two years. The Super Lig giants were also fined £3,000 for setting off fireworks and £8,700 for disorderly conduct – plus an additional £7,000 for causing damage to the home team’s facilities.
In addition, fans of the Turkish team are also banned from coming to the stadium to watch when Galatasaray has to be a guest in the next match in the Champions League.
Thinh Nguyen | 12:23 October 21, 2023