Red Star Belgrade sanctioned for racist chants

UEFA issued the sanction for the racism displayed in a Champions League qualifier in July.

U.E.F.A. headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland   -  Gary M. Prior/Allsport UK/Getty Images

Red Star Belgrade was ordered to play two home European matches behind closed doors by UEFA on Friday as punishment for racist chanting by its supporters.

UEFA's disciplinary commission issued the sanction for the racism displayed in the 3-0 win over Suduva of Lithuania in a Champions League qualifier in July.

On Tuesday, it drew 1-1 at home against Spartak Trnava in the first leg of its third qualifying round clash in the same tournament.

UEFA also decided to enforce an earlier sanction against the club and order Red Star “to play one additional UEFA competition match as host club behind closed doors.”

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