Feyenoord fined and faces empty stadium for firework incident

MARSEILLE - Feyenoord fans steken vuurwerk af tijdens de UEFA Conference League halve finale wedstrijd tussen Olympique de Marseille en Feyenoord in Stade Velodrome op 5 mei 2022 in Marseille, Frankrijk. ANP MAURICE VAN STEEN
Feyenoord fans set off fireworks. Photo: Maurice van der Steen ANP

Rotterdam football club Feyenoord has been fined €70,000 and will have to play its first two European matches without supporters, following crowd trouble during last season’s Conference League semi-finals, Uefa’s disciplinary committee has announced.

During both the home and away game against Marseille, Dutch fans set off fireworks in the stands. Uefa had threatened to impose a ban on fans because of problems earlier in the season, and has now made that a reality.

The €70,000 fine takes the total fines payable by the club last season to more than €500,000, broadcaster NOS reported.

Feyenoord is taking part in the Europa League this coming season.

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