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Legia Warsaw fined $103,000 for fans' anti-UEFA banner to protest Champions League exit
WARSAW, Poland - Legia Warsaw says it was fined 80,000 euros ($103,500) for fans displaying a banner criticizing UEFA.
The Polish champion says on its website that UEFA's disciplinary panel imposed the sanction after a hearing on Thursday.
Legia fans protested the club's disputed exit from the Champions League at a Europa League playoff against Aktobe of Kazakhstan last week.
The banner, surrounded by lit flares, showed a large pig imposed on a UEFA badge and the slogan "Because Football Doesn't Matter, Money Does."
Legia was eliminated from the Champions League third qualifying round after fielding a suspended player against Celtic during a 6-1 aggregate win.
UEFA awarded the Scottish side a 3-0 second-leg win that saw it advance.
Legia is seeking compensation from UEFA at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
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