22 C

Uefa fines AZ Alkmaar for trouble at West Ham tie



AZ Alkmaar have been fined 80,000 euros (£68,670) for the behaviour of their fans at their Europa Conference League semi-final second leg match against West Ham in May.

The Hammers, who won 3-1 on aggregate, went on to win the tournament.

During that game at the AFAS Stadion in the Netherlands, AZ fans attacked an area in which West Ham players’ friends and family were seated.

Players tried to intervene to protect their family members.

Michail Antonio and Said Benrahma were among those who tried to step in, moments after the Premier League team had reached the final.

The Dutch club gave stadium bans to 43 fans, and several arrests were made after an appeal was made on television.

AZ, who are in the Europa Conference League again this season, have been ordered to play one Uefa match behind closed doors, although that sanction has been suspended for two years.

Their fine has been broken down as £6,115 for throwing of objects, £12,870 for lighting fireworks, £6,867 for blocking public passageways and £42,918 for crowd disturbances and failure to ensure that spectators cannot move from one sector to another.

West Ham banner footer

Source link

Subscribe to our magazine

━ more like this

World Cup 2023: Which record can Shaheen Afridi break during mega event?

Pakistan's ace fast bowler Shaheen Afridi could break another record during the ICC Men's World Cup 2023, slated to kick start on October...

Tammy Beaumont, Harry Brook named PCA Players of the Year

Beaumont, winner of the women's award in 2016, collected the accolade for a second time after a stellar summer in which she broke...

Hitler’s birth house will become a police station to keep neo-Nazis away

Comment on this storyCommentAustria has started work to turn the yellow-brick house where Adolf Hitler was born into a police station, in a...

Overheard on NBA media day: New-look Bucks, LeBron’s understudy and … a green alien?

The 2023-24 NBA season is just weeks away, and as the players and coaches prepare for training camp, our NBA insiders are breaking...

Liverpool predicted lineup vs Union Saint-Gilloise – Europa League

Jurgen Klopp will not be wanting his Liverpool players to dismiss or forget the injustice that occurred at Tottenham on Saturday, but to...