On Tuesday last week, UEFA fined (4) four EPL teams and some others across Europa with multiples of fines. All the clubs issued fines are playing in both the UEFA Champions League and Europa League, the three affected English Premier League teams are Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United. Other European clubs like Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid are among a long list of teams punished.
Liverpool was given 3,250 euros ($3,565) fine and it was because they set off fireworks during their last Champions League which they lost 3-2 at Anfield. Their Opponet Atletico Madrid was also punished. UEFA punished Atletico for blocking of public passageways in the first leg on the round of 16 UEFA Champions League game, they were given a fine of 24,000 euros.
Manchester City were also given a fine, they were fined with the sum of 3,000-euro fine for a “kit infringement” following the first leg of their clash away to Real Madrid. Bayern Munich were given double fines which were for both transmitting a provocative message of offensive nature and crowd disturbances. They were fined 40,000 euros by UEFA.
Tottenham Hotspur was fined 20,000 euros for a late kick-off in their game at home to RB Leipzig on February 19. German clubs Eintracht Frankfurt (57,000 euros) and Wolfsburg (49,250 euros) were both sanctioned for a range of offenses in the Europa League.
Manchester United (12,000 euros), Celtic (15,000 euros) and Rangers (20,500 euros) were also issued fines. Porto incurred the steepest punishment with a collective fine of 63,000 euros for offences across both legs of their Europa League last-32 tie against Bayer Leverkusen.
Both the Champions League and Europa League are under suspension and a meeting was held yesterday via video call among 55 clubs and concluded the league is still suspended till further notice. The suspension was because of the rapid increase in comfirmed cases of the coronavirus.