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The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) has announced the following decisions:

 

Match: UEFA Europa League first qualifying round second-leg match between Rangers FC and St Joseph's FC (6:0), 18 July in Scotland

Charges against Rangers FC: - Racist behaviour (sectarian chants) - Art. 14 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)

Decision: The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to order a partial closure of the stadium during the next one (1) UEFA competition match in which Rangers FC play as the host club, for the racist behaviour of its supporters. Rangers FC shall, as a matter of urgency, inform UEFA of the sector(s) to be closed, which shall at least comprehend 3,000 seats. The Scottish club is ordered to display a banner with the wording “#EqualGame”, with the UEFA logo on it. The banner shall be displayed in the sector(s) to be closed.

 

Match: UEFA Europa League first qualifying round first-leg match between MFK Ružomberok and PFC Levski Sofia (0:2), played on 11 July in Slovakia

Charges against PFC Levski Sofia: - Racist behaviour (banner) - Art. 14 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Improper conduct of the team (5 cards or more) - Art. 15 (4) DR

Decision: The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided: 
- to order the partial closure of the PFC Levski Sofia Stadium during the next one (1) UEFA competition match in which PFC Levski Sofia would play as the host club, for the racist behaviour. PFC Levski Sofia shall inform, as a matter of urgency, prior to the match, the sector(s) to be closed, which shall at least comprehend 3,000 seats. Bulgarian club is ordered to to display a banner with the wording “#EqualGame”, with the UEFA logo on it. The banner shall be displayed in the sector(s) to be closed;
- to fine PFC Levski Sofia €4,500 for the improper conduct of the team.

Monday 12 August 2019 16.15CET
 

Match: UEFA Europa League third qualifying round first-leg match between FK Partizan and Yeni Malatyaspor (3-1), played on 8 August in Serbia.

Charges against FK Partizan:- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) (b) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Setting off fireworks - Art. 16 (2) (c) DR
- Racist behaviour - Art. 14 DR
- Stairways blocked – Art. 38 Safety and Security Regulations

Decision: The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided:

- to fine FK Partizan €24,250 for the throwing of objects and fireworks and for the blocking of stairways.
- to order FK Partizan to play its next two (2) UEFA competition matches as host club behind closed doors, for the racist behaviour of its supporters.

 

Match: UEFA Europa League third qualifying round first-leg match between PFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv 1926 and Racing Club de Strasbourg Alsace (0:1), played on 8 August in Bulgaria.

Charges against PFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv 1926:

- Racist behaviour – Art. 14 DR

Decision: The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided:

- to order a partial closure of the PFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv 1926 stadium  during the  next one (1) UEFA competition match in which PFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv 1926  would play as the host club, for the racist behaviour of its supporters. In particular, PFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv 1926 shall close the sector Tribuna Sportclub.
- to order PFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv 1926 to implement the following directive in the next UEFA competition match in which it shall play as the host club: to display a banner with the wording “#EqualGame”, with the UEFA logo on it in the Tribuna Sportclub sector.

 

Match: UEFA Europa League second qualifying round second-leg match between Gzira United FC and FK Ventspils (2:2), played on 1 August in Malta

Charges against FK Ventspils:
- Racist conduct of player Makhnovskyi Kostiantyn - Art. 14 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)

Decision: 
The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to suspend the FK Ventspils player Makhnovskyi Kostiantyn for ten (10) UEFA competition matches for which he would be otherwise eligible, for racist conduct.

Charges against Gzira United FC:
- Improper conduct of player Samb Amadou - insulting others present at the match - Art. 15 (1) (a) (iv) DR

Decision: 
The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to suspend the Gzira United FC player Samb Amadou for two (2) UEFA competition matches for which he would be otherwise eligible, for insulting others present at the match.

 

Match: UEFA Europa League second qualifying round second-leg match between FC Dinamo Tbilisi and Gabala SC (3-0), played on 1 August in Georgia

Charges against FC Dinamo Tbilisi:
- Racist behaviour - Art. 14 DR

Decision: 
The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided: 
- to order FC Dinamo Tbilisi to play its next UEFA competition match as host club behind closed doors for the racist behaviour of its supporters. The Georgian club is ordered to display a banner with the wording “#EqualGame”, with the UEFA logo on it, which shall cover sections 1, 2 and 18 of the South Stand in the next UEFA competition match which they shall play as the host club;
- to fine FC Dinamo Tbilisi €50,000 for the racist behaviour of its supporters. 

 

Match: UEFA Europa League second qualifying round second-leg match between Universitatea Craiova and Budapest Honvéd FC (0-0), played on 1 August 2019 in Romania

Charges against Universitatea Craiova:
- Setting off fireworks - Art. 16 (2) (c) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) (b) DR
- Insufficient organization - Art. 16 (1) DR, Art. 27.01 and 33.02 of the UEFA Safety and Security Regulations
- Racist behaviour - Art. 14 DR
- Crowd disturbances - Art. 16 (2) (h) DR

Decision: 
The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided:
- to order Universitatea Craiova to play its next three (3) UEFA competition matches as host club behind closed doors, the third of which is suspended for a probationary period of two (2) years;
- to fine Universitatea Craiova €60,000.

Following aforementioned match, disciplinary proceedings have been opened against Budapest Honvéd FC. 

Charges against Budapest Honvéd FC:
- Improper conduct of the team - Art. 15 (4) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Crowd disturbances - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Racist behaviour - Art. 14 DR

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 22 August.

There seems to be a perception that we are being picked on by U.E.F.A.  That we are the only team who was ever punished by U.E.F.A.

 

Does the list of charges above do anything to dispel that notion?

 

If so then can we drop any futile ideas about going after U.E.F.A. and F.A.R.E.

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9 hours ago, 917 said:

The club are firefighting just now, however after this week is over we all need to sit down & get to grips with this. Radical measures are required. These measures are basically draconian, but things like:

- over 18s only on European nights. Going by my twitter feed, the young team are determined to keep singing these songs.

- breathalise every fan before entry (up to 3 pints being acceptable)

- only season ticket holders allowed in to European games

- nobody with a criminal record, esp for violence or sectarianism, allowed a season ticket

- an increased hardline, visible club stewarding presence, like nightclub bouncers.

I'll be unnecessarily kind and describe this as a rather silly list of measures.

 

We can rule out each of those apart from an increased stewarding presence.  An increased stewarding presence would probably be quite sensible.

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Match: UEFA Europa League third qualifying round first-leg match between FK Partizan and Yeni Malatyaspor (3-1), played on 8 August in Serbia.

Charges against FK Partizan:- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) (b) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Setting off fireworks - Art. 16 (2) (c) DR
- Racist behaviour - Art. 14 DR
- Stairways blocked – Art. 38 Safety and Security Regulations

Decision: The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided:

- to fine FK Partizan €24,250 for the throwing of objects and fireworks and for the blocking of stairways.
- to order FK Partizan to play its next two (2) UEFA competition matches as host club behind closed doors, for the racist behaviour of its supporters.

 

 

Match: UEFA Europa League second qualifying round second-leg match between Universitatea Craiova and Budapest Honvéd FC (0-0), played on 1 August 2019 in Romania

Charges against Universitatea Craiova:
- Setting off fireworks - Art. 16 (2) (c) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) (b) DR
- Insufficient organization - Art. 16 (1) DR, Art. 27.01 and 33.02 of the UEFA Safety and Security Regulations
- Racist behaviour - Art. 14 DR
- Crowd disturbances - Art. 16 (2) (h) DR

Decision: 
The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided:
- to order Universitatea Craiova to play its next three (3) UEFA competition matches as host club behind closed doors, the third of which is suspended for a probationary period of two (2) years;
- to fine Universitatea Craiova €60,000.

Following aforementioned match, disciplinary proceedings have been opened against Budapest Honvéd FC. 

Charges against Budapest Honvéd FC:
- Improper conduct of the team - Art. 15 (4) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Crowd disturbances - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Racist behaviour - Art. 14 DR

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 22 August.

 

 

 

 

A couple of clubs found guilty for fans throwing objects, strange that it appears that one club has been omitted from the charge sheet and not just for the throwing of objects but for the throwing of objects at opposition players.

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28 minutes ago, onevision said:

A couple of clubs found guilty for fans throwing objects, strange that it appears that one club has been omitted from the charge sheet and not just for the throwing of objects but for the throwing of objects at opposition players.

To be consistent that club would be fined by U.E.F.A.

 

Racist/Sectarian singing, however, will clearly result in a ground closure.

 

We need to get our own house in order first.

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1 hour ago, ranger_syntax said:

Why do you need to ask this?

 

I thought it was obvious that the problem is sectarian singing.  That is to say dropping the F-bomb and unkind words about his holiness.

It is obvious that that is what what we are currently being fined for, it's just that UEFA's rules are so stringent about anything remotely political and Derry's Walls could be interpreted as political and possibly worse. I'm just thinking it would make sense for Rangers to get it in black and white from UEFA that we will never be fined for this list of songs rather than get stung again when FARE explain to UEFA that DW or similar is in breach of the rules too.

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7 minutes ago, DMAA said:

It is obvious that that is what what we are currently being fined for, it's just that UEFA's rules are so stringent about anything remotely political and Derry's Walls could be interpreted as political and possibly worse. I'm just thinking it would make sense for Rangers to get it in black and white from UEFA that we will never be fined for this list of songs rather than get stung again when FARE explain to UEFA that DW or similar is in breach of the rules too.

I suggest worrying about that problem when we have it.

 

The unfortunate side effect is that many believe that they have an excuse until someone tells them what is forbidden in black and white.

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47 minutes ago, ranger_syntax said:

To be consistent that club would be fined by U.E.F.A.

 

Racist/Sectarian singing, however, will clearly result in a ground closure.

 

We need to get our own house in order first.

Total agree, just pointing out the obvious omission from the charge sheet from a recent UEFA Champions League qualifier which is their flag ship tournament.

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It borders on being heinous if FARE wants to attend tonights game and expects that 50ood thousand people will behave meticulously. It needs half a dozen drunkards near the spy to get us into bother and whether UEFA agrees with their moles or adopts a common sense approach is anyone`s guess. Not to mentions that FARE activists are hardly willing to accept songs from our songsheet as being loyalsit or supportive rather than sectarian ... not least since no set definition has been made. These things won't change overnight, people need to let the bans sink in.

 

I said it for years now: club and supporters need to get together and agree on which songs will be acceptable, loyalist or Rangers-related. Both club and fans need a basis to work with ... or weed out offenders. As it stands, others can and will tell us what is sectarian, racist, offensive or you-name-it ... and given that this is agenda-driven, we could sing songs about kittens and it would still be chasticed.

 

BTW, the argument about what can be sung is spongy. Penny Arcade or the like have hardly anything to do with football, but are good sing-alongs. Same goes for a multitude of loyalist songs. The problem with some is that they are AGAINST someone or something, which will be used as an argument for racism, discrimination and whatnot. Thus, those songs need to be "supportive", much like most of their IRAoke is, actually. 

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