UEFA Cup winners Zenit St. Petersburg have been fined CHF60,000 (€36,880) by UEFA on Thursday for racist behavior by their fans.
The fine was for racist chants directed at players from Marseille during a UEFA Cup match in Russia in March.
“Our disciplinary committee fined Zenit for racist conduct by their fans, the use of pyrotechnics and the display of a political banner during their match against Marseille,” a spokesman for European soccer’s governing body said.
The Russian side, who booked a place in the quarter-finals after winning the second leg against Marseille 2-0 in Russia on March 12, have three days to appeal, the UEFA spokesman added.
UEFA are considering further charges against Zenit after some of its fans invaded the field at City of Manchester Stadium at the end of last season’s UEFA Cup final against Rangers.