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GERMANY | Germany fined for fans' display of neo-Nazi banner

Source: Tuesday, 26 June 2012, 15:23

The German Football Association (DFB) has been fined 25,000 euros (about £20,000) for the improper conduct of German fans and the display of a neo-Nazi banner during the 2-1 defeat of Denmark on June 17 in a preliminary round of the European Championship, UEFA said in a statement on Monday.

German fans set off fireworks, chanted inappropriately and displayed offensive banners, one of which was neo-Nazi, according to the Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) protest group.

The DFB has already been fined 10,000 euros (about £8,000) at Euro 2012 when German fans threw what appeared to be rolled up pieces of paper at Portugal players during their June 9 match.

Germany will play Italy in the European Championship semifinals on Thursday in Warsaw, Poland.

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