Rapid Vienna fined $22,000 for offensive banner

Vienna, March 29 (IANS) Rapid Vienna has said it has been fined 20,000 euros ($22,400) by European football’s governing body UEFA after the Austrian football club’s ultras raised a banner with rude and offensive language in the stands during a match against Valencia.

Rapid Vienna faced Valencia in the UEFA Europa League knockouts on February 25 at the Ernst Happel Stadium in Vienna, where the Spanish club won 4-0, reports Efe.

The board of the Austrian club announced in a statement that the club will accept the punishment and will not appeal against the decision.

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