Porto fined by UEFA over Mario racist abuse
- Tue 03 Apr 2012, 5:26PM
- Posted by Simon Heggie
UEFA have announced their decision regarding Manchester City’s complaint of racial abuse towards Mario Balotelli.
The Club lodged an official complaint to UEFA following the 2-1 UEFA Europa League victory over FC Porto on Thursday 16 February.
UEFA’s statement, released today, reads:
“The UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body has imposed a fine of 20,000 euros on FC Porto for racist conduct of their supporters (Article 11bis - Discrimination and similar conduct) at their first-leg round of 32 UEFA Europa League match against Manchester City FC on 16 February in Porto.
“The club has the right to appeal within three days from the dispatch of the decision.”