Legia Warsaw fined $103K for anti-UEFA banner

The Associated Press

WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Legia Warsaw says it was fined 80,000 euros ($103,500) for fans displaying a banner criticizing UEFA.

The Polish champion says on its website that UEFA's disciplinary panel imposed the sanction after a hearing on Thursday.

Legia fans protested the club's disputed exit from the Champions League at a Europa League playoff against Aktobe of Kazakhstan last week.

The banner, surrounded by lit flares, showed a large pig imposed on a UEFA badge and the slogan ''Because Football Doesn't Matter, Money Does.''

Legia was eliminated from the Champions League third qualifying round after fielding a suspended player against Celtic during a 6-1 aggregate win.

UEFA awarded the Scottish side a 3-0 second-leg win that saw it advance.

Legia is seeking compensation from UEFA at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

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