By Chineze Ogugua
Bayern Munich has been charged by UEFA after fans threw fake money onto the pitch in protest at ticket prices for the Champions League game at Anderlecht.
The Bundesliga champions were charged over an “illicit banner” and the “throwing of objects.”
Bayern fans launched the fake money protest during their side’s 2-1 win at the Constant Vanden Stock stadium on Wednesday, in which they were charged €100 for their allocated tickets.
They also displayed a banner that read: “Is your gr€€d now finally satisfi€d?”
In a statement accompanying the protests, independent Bayern Fan Group Club #12 said:
“This can’t be a long-term solution. Protests are sadly the only option to inform the bosses in their ivory tower at UEFA that salaries for UEFA officials are not representative of the earning capacities of the average football fan.”
The group also accused Anderlecht of a breach of UEFA’s Safety and Security Regulations, which says that “unless the associations or clubs concerned agree otherwise, the price of tickets for supporters of the visiting team must not exceed the price paid for tickets of a comparable category that are sold to supporters of the home team.”
Club #12 also urged the European governing body to block all loopholes.
“We ask UEFA to implement the regulations which have been existing for years. We would welcome it if Bayern would lead the way.”
The case will be heard by UEFA ethics and disciplinary body on Dec. 7.
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