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UEFA Investigates Ozil Banner

  • Guardian, Wednesday, March 12, 2014 4:46 PM
UEFA has ordered disciplinary proceedings against Bayern Munich after a group of fans, reportedly from Austria, displayed a homophobic banner targeting Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil that was seen during Tuesday’s 1-1 Champions League Round of 16 second-leg draw in Munich.

The sign -- which branded Arsenal "Gay Gunners" and featured a crude caricature of the German midfielder -- was captured by television cameras during the game and then widely circulated on social media.

Separately, Ozil, who was substituted at halftime, is set to miss the Gunners next few games because of a hamstring injury suffered during the game.

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