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Dundalk fined over 'inappropriate' flags

Updated: Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 16:39

Dundalk were beaten 2-0 by Hajduk Split at Oriel Park
Dundalk were beaten 2-0 by Hajduk Split at Oriel Park

Dundalk have been hit with an €18,000 fine by UEFA as a result of "inappropriate" flags being waved at Oriel Park.

Lilywhites fans were waving  Palestine flags at their recent Europa League clash with Hajduk Split at Oriel Park, which have apparently been deemed by UEFA to be inappropriate.

The County Louth side have released a statement confirming the fine and that they have requested additional information from the governing body.

The statement read: "Dundalk FC can confirm that the club has been charged by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Committee.

"These charges relate to Article 16 (2) of the Disciplinary Rules (relating to flags that have been deemed by UEFA to be inappropriate) and Article 45 UEFA Stadium Infrastructure (relating to the prohibition of standing supporters).

"The total fine is €18,000 for these charges.

"Dundalk FC have requested further information from UEFA on these charges before beginning any appeals process.

"Dundalk FC will be making no further comment on this issue until it is fully resolved."

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