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Rangers and Frankfurt fined by UEFA

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Scottish League runners-up Rangers and Germans Eintracht Frankfurt have been fined by the Control Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB), UEFA. The 2022 UEFA Europa League campaign was a rollercoaster ride and a mix of various emotions with Rangers and Frankfurt ready to face off in the final. The campaign ended with the Germans lifting the trophy in spectacular fashion as Rangers went home on penalties.

UEFA’s CEDB in their latest meeting has imposed a sanction of €7750 on Rangers for the throwing of objects and lighting off fireworks during the second leg of the semi-final against RB Leipzig. Eintracht Frankfurt have also been fined €80,000 for a pitch invasion and other incidents of crowd disorder against West Ham United in the return leg to Germany. Other than this, Frankfurt have been also ordered to play a home fixture in European competition behind closed doors without any fans.

Rangers Fined For The Ninth Time This Season

This Europa League campaign has seen Rangers getting fined for a record 9th time because of the incidents during their entire run to the Europa League final. The other 8 incidents include:

-€6000 for throwing objects.

-€19,250 for lighting fireworks mid-game.

-€5000 for the encroachment of children onto the pitch.

-€35000 for throwing objects and damaging property in Belgrade.

-€46,250 for lighting multiple fireworks and deemed responsible for a late kickoff.

-€8000 for blocking public passageways at Ibrox.

-€3750 for lighting fireworks against RB Leipzig.

This takes the total fine imposed on Rangers to €1,36,250. Rangers will be furious as they first missed out on the Europa League trophy and now will have to pay a hefty amount of fine imposed by CEDB.

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