UEFA fines Olimpija again, this time for Slovan: Dragons €30,000, one sector of the stadium closed for next match
The European Football Association (UEFA) has, predictably, once again penalised Olimpija this time for the events at the recent European match in Stožice. Slovan were the visitors from Bratislava, who won 1:0. One of the home fans was more unhappy with the sideline referee, who threw a bottle at him and hit him, than with the lacklustre play of the home players. This was enough for UEFA to fine Olimpija again, which has already had to pay fines twice this season – first for throwing objects during the match against Valmiera, then for trespassing after the match against Ludogorets.
According to UEFA, Olimpija must pay a €30,000 bill this time and will have to partially close its stadium for the next home match. Olimpija will have to leave one of the sectors in the Stožice empty, at least 1000 seats.
All this raises the question of which part of the sentence will hurt the Olimpija management more. Almost certainly monetary, it seems. Many people would be scratching their heads over 1000 less tickets sold, but Olimpija is a specific club. A club that didn’t even sell out its stadium for the historic first ever group stage match of a European Cup… Let’s remember, not long ago, there were only 5,064 spectators at Slovan! When KI Klaksvik hosts Ljubljana on 9 November, there will probably not be that many more. The partial closure of the stadium is therefore only a symbolic punishment for the Green-Whites…
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