August 18, 2017 / 9:56 AM / a month ago

UEFA fine three teams, charge Hajduk and Everton

LONDON (Reuters) - UEFA has fined Legia Warsaw, Apollon Limassol and Aberdeen over crowd trouble this month, and has launched charges against Everton and Hajduk Split, European soccer’s governing body said on Friday.

The Polish club received the heaviest penalty, a fine of 35,000 euros ($41,100), for “an illicit banner” and having stairways blocked at their Champions League qualification match at home to Astana on Aug. 2.

Apollon were fined 27,500 euros after fans set off fireworks and threw objects onto the pitch, and for the behaviour of their players, at a Europa League game between the Cypriot club and Aberdeen on Aug. 3.

Aberdeen were fined 10,000 euros for crowd trouble and having no stewards travelling with their fans.

Everton and Hajduk Split have been charged following incidents that caused a delay of several minutes to their Europa League tie on Thursday.

After television coverage showed visiting supporters surging towards home fans, the Croatian club were accused of crowd disturbances, a pitch invasion, throwing objects and “acts of damages”.

Everton must answer a charge of throwing objects.

($1 = 0.8516 euros)

Reporting by Steve Tongue; Editing by John O'Brien and Robin Pomeroy

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