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Football: Zenit sanctioned for crowd trouble

Published on May 14, 2014 9:50 PM
 
Fans of Zenit Saint Petersburg walk onto the field of the Petrovsky stadium during the team's Russian Premier League match against Dynamo Moscow in Saint Petersburg on May 11, 2014. The Russian Football Union (RFU) on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, hit Zenit St Petersburg with a 0-3 loss in Sunday’s match with Dynamo Moscow which was abandoned late in the game because of crowd trouble. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

MOSCOW (AFP) - The Russian Football Union (RFU) on Wednesday hit Zenit St Petersburg with a 0-3 loss in Sunday’s match with Dynamo Moscow which was abandoned late in the game because of crowd trouble.

The Saint Petersburg side were also told to pay a one-million rouble (S$36,750) fine for their fans’ unruly behaviour and ordered to play their next two home league matches behind closed doors.

After that, popular sections of the Petrovsky stadium will be closed for Zenit’s next three home matches.

“Zenit were penalised with a technical 3-0 defeat for their inability to secure public order at the arena and for their fans’ assault that forced the game to be abandoned,” RFU disciplinary panel chief Artur Grigoryants said.

 
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