UEFA imposes suspended stadium ban and fine on Eintracht Frankfurt
The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has punished Eintracht Frankfurt for incidents during the game at SS Lazio.
The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has fined Eintracht 80,000 Euros and issued the club with a stadium ban for the Eagles’ next away fixture in a UEFA competition, which has been suspended for two years. The punishment relates to incidents during the UEFA Europa League match at Lazio on 13 December 2018 but also repeated offences – mostly involving pyrotechnics – in other group games.
Hellmann: “A last chance”
“It’s the heavy punishment we expected and at the same time it’s a last chance for us,” commented Eintracht board member Axel Hellmann. “We’ll examine the reasons for the commission’s decision over the coming days and agree on the next steps, although an appeal is unlikely due to the extremely low chances of success.” Hellmann also appealed to the club’s fan base: “If we want to continue enjoying European adventures in the coming weeks and in the near future with all our enthusiasm and creativity, then we can no longer afford to keep quiet about incidents such as what happened in Rome. That should have been clear to us immediately after the game on 13 December – now we have it in black and white.”