Levski Sofia penalized for display of Nazi symbols

Bulgarian Football Union fined the soccer club 19,000 euros

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — The Bulgarian Football Union has fined Levski Sofia for club fans displaying Nazi symbols during a domestic league match last weekend.

The union said on Wednesday the club will be fined 19,000 euros ($24,700) because its fans displayed banners bearing swastikas during the match against Litex in Lovech on Saturday. Levski won 2-1.

The union’s disciplinary commission called on the relevant authorities to punish the perpetrators “to the fullest extent of the law — a ban on stadium access for at least two years.”

Last September, UEFA fined Levski Sofia 30,000 euros ($39,000) for racist abuse by their fans at a Europe League match against Bosnia’s Sarajevo.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press

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