UEFA fine Leverkusen over offensive banner

Reuters , Thursday 9 Apr 2015

Bayer Leverkusen
Bayer Leverkusen players react during penalty shoot-out in their quarter-final German Cup (DFB-Pokal) soccer match against Bayern Munich in Leverkusen April 8, 2015 (Photo: Reuters)

Bayer Leverkusen have been fined 20,000 euros ($21,400) by UEFA after fans unfurled an offensive banner in their Champions League last 16 first leg against Atletico Madrid in February, the club said on Thursday.

Leverkusen said they were now going through visual material from the game to identify the fans responsible and attempt to recover the money directly from them.

"Bayer 04 is now evaluating the recordings and will try to identify those responsible for the action in order to make them liable for compensation," the club said in a statement.

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