Champions League: Crowd troubles prompt UEFA disciplinary probes
Arsenal, Basel and Borussia Dortmund won their respective Champions League games on Thursday (Oct 2) but they landed in some crowd-control trouble - with UEFA announcing it is opening disciplinary proceedings against them.
Arsenal's game at the Emirates stadium saw UEFA also opening proceedings against their opponents Galatasaray.
Arsenal were charged for “insufficient organisation” as the Group D match was briefly halted. Their visitors were charged for “crowd disturbances, setting-off and throwing of fireworks”
In case you were wondering, the scenes at the Emirates stadium looked like this:
Well the @tony_gooner has a point...
FC Basel will also be probed by UEFA’s disciplinary committee after fans threw “missiles” onto the pitch during their 1-0 home win over Liverpool.
The Swiss champions were ordered to play their Europa League quarter-final at home to Valencia behind closed doors last season, after their fans caused trouble in a match at Salzburg.
Borussia Dortmund were also charged due to crowd disturbances, including the setting-off and throwing of fireworks, during their 3-0 win at Anderlecht on the same day..
Puts a slight dampner on the celebrations, doesn't it?
Sources: Reuters, Twitter