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Bayern Munich reprimanded over homophobic banner at Allianz Arena

Updated: Monday, 24 Mar 2014 12:56 | Comments

The Allianz Arena boasts a capacity of 67,812 for matches in UEFA competitions, but that figure will be reduced for the clash with Manchester United
The Allianz Arena boasts a capacity of 67,812 for matches in UEFA competitions, but that figure will be reduced for the clash with Manchester United

Bayern Munich have been sanctioned with a partial closure of their stadium for the Champions League quarter-final against Manchester United after fans displayed a homophobic banner against Arsenal.

UEFA's control and disciplinary body ordered that the section of the stadium where the banner was displayed should be closed for the second leg against United.

The club have also been fined €10,000 for the "discriminatory behaviour" of some of their supporters, which also targeted Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil.

UEFA said in a statement that as a result of the "displaying of an illicit banner, the UEFA control and disciplinary body has decided to order the partial closure of the [stadium] in particular, the closure of sector 124 for Bayern's next UEFA competition home match, namely their UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg against Manchester United.”

Bayern Munich travel to Old Trafford for the first leg on 1 April before hosting the Red Devils at the Allianz Arena on 9 April.

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