German football clubs fined over flares incident

April 9th, 2008 - 2:09 pm ICT by admin  

Frankfurt, April 9 (DPA) The German Football Federation (DFB) has fined Bundesliga club Nuremberg 50,000 euros ($78,500) after their fans fired flares and firecrackers onto the pitch in a match Sunday at Eintracht Frankfurt. Frankfurt were also fined 25,000 euros ($39,000). Both were punished for failing to protect the match officials and players. Both clubs have accepted the fines.

Nuremberg officials had feared the relegation-threatened club could face a home field ban or a point deduction on top of a fine.

The DFB said a repeat offence could result in a home match ban or a match played without spectators.

The objects thrown from the Nuremberg section of the stands Tuesday led to an interruption of 20 minutes late in the first half of the match Nuremberg went on to win 3-1.

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