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German federation fined for fans' flag

  • AP, Tuesday, June 26, 2012 3:12 AM

UEFA fined the German soccer federation (DFB) $31,200 because fans displayed a neo-Nazi flag at a European Championship match.

The DFB has paid fines totaling $50,000 for German fans' "improper conduct," including "inappropriate" chants and setting off fireworks.

Monitors from the Europe-wide FARE fans' group identified the neo-Nazi symbol after being appointed to help find offensive flags, chants and behavior in Euro 2012 stadiums.

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