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Real Madrid Found Guilty of Racism by UEFA

  • PA Sport, Friday, May 30, 2014 3:15 PM

UEFA on Friday said that Real Madrid will be forced to play its opening home game of next season’s Champions League at a partially closed Santiago Bernabeu after ruling that its fans had been guilty of racism during the semifinal first-leg against Bayern Munich. As a result, two sections of the stadium will be empty when Real begins its defense of the trophy it won last weekend. In a statement, UEFA said Real would be "obliged to display a banner with the wording 'No to Racism' in those sectors" and added that the fight against racism "is a high priority for UEFA."

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