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Football: Atalanta fined 40,000 euros over banana incident

Published on May 13, 2014 6:11 AM

TURIN (REUTERS) - Serie A club Atalanta were fined 40,000 euros (S$68,876) on Monday after a banana was thrown onto the pitch during Sunday's 2-1 win at home to AC Milan.

Serie A's disciplinary tribunal also ordered that their Curva Nord stand be closed for one game but suspended the sanction for one year. A statement said the sanction will only be implemented if a similar offence is committed during that period.

The banana landed near Milan's Guinean defender Kevin Constant who picked it up, showed it to the referee and handed it to team mate Nigel de Jong, who threw it off the field.

Milan players sarcastically applauded the section of the Atalanta fans where the banana was thrown from.

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