Two European clubs – Utrecht and Dinamo Tbilisi – have been ordered by UEFA to play their next UEFA club competition matches behind closed doors while PSV Eindhoven have been fined _20,500 for the racst abuse of their fans.
Two other clubs, Hajduk Split and Valencia, whose fans were accused of racially abusing Fulham and Liverpool players respectively, have been cleared due to lack of evidence.
The UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body, meeting in Nyon, Switzerland, on Thursday, heard that Utrecht supporters threw missiles, burned seats and invaded the pitch during the UEFA Cup first round second-leg match against Polish side Legia Warszawa on 3 October.
Legia were fined _10,250 for what UEFA described as the “improper conduct and provocative behaviour” of their fans atthe match.
Dinamo Tbilisi were punished with a one-match closed-door penalty following crowd disturbances at theUEFA Cup first round second-leg game with Czech championsÿFC Slovan Liberec on 3 October.
PSV fined Dutch club PSV Eindhoven were fined _20,500 for the behaviour of their fans -ÿincluding racist abuse and throwing of missiles at Arsenal strikerThierry Henry – at the Champions League game in Eindhoven on 25 September.
Yugoslavian club Sartid were fined _15,040 for the racist behaviour of their spectators at the UEFA Cup matchÿagainst of Ipswich Town ÿon 3 October. Similarly, Belgium’s Club Brugge were fined _15,040 for racist abuse of a player from Lokomotiv Moscow.