The fines are really starting to rack up. Earlier this week we were fined for our chanting against Man Utd, and now we’ve been hit with another penalty after setting off fireworks at against Dortmund. The final against Sevilla is still under review, meaning we’re close to an unwanted hat-trick of UEFA invoices.
(Perhaps the owners were right to try and put up ticket prices after all!)
According to the Echo, the latest fine is for £8,400. Admittedly, it’s not exactly going to hinder our proposed move for Mario Gotze, but it’s still not great…
The Man Utd fine for chanting was for £30,000, though half of that was suspended for two years. There was a further £13,000 fine for a combination of setting off fireworks, throwing objects, crowd disturbances, a late kick-off.
The latest Dortmund fine was forthcoming after the dramatic 4-3 win in the home game.
The pending Sevilla case will be heard in the next few days.