Roma fined £44,000 for fan violence in Champions League following attack at Anfield and banned from selling tickets for first away fixture
- UEFA have fined Roma £44,000 for fan violence in the Champions League
- Supporters of the Italian team were responsible for an attack outside Anfield
- The Italian club also cannot sell tickets to their first European away fixture
- Spartak Moscow and Athletic Bilbao have also been fined for fan violence
Roma have been issued a £44,000 (€50,000) fine by footballing body UEFA for fan violence during last season’s Champions League campaign, which included the attack upon a Liverpool supporter at Anfield.
The Italian club have also been banned from selling tickets for their first away fixture of the 2018/19 European campaign.
A minority of Roma fans attacked Liverpool supporters outside Anfield before the semi final, first-leg game in April, during which Irish supporter Sean Cox was seriously injured.
Roma have been fined £44K by UEFA for fan violence during last season’s Champions League
The 53-year-old was left needing urgent medical treatment and was rushed to hospital on Merseyside where he was put into an induced coma following surgery to address a bleed on the brain.
Father-of-three Cox has since been taken back to Ireland but still remains in a critical condition.
UEFA have also punished two other clubs and ordered fines for further fan violence at during a Europa League fixture.
UEFA says it fined Spartak Moscow £48,000 (€55,000) and Athletic Bilbao must pay £35,000 (€40,000) for fan clashes during a Europa League game in February.
A Spanish policeman suffered a cardiac arrest and died during the crowd trouble.
Spartak Moscow and Athletic Bilbao have also be fined for fan violence during their Europa League match (No suggestion any person within this image was implicated)
Spartak have been banned from selling tickets to their next two away games in UEFA competitions as a result of the actions of supporters.
Spanish club Athletic have been ordered by UEFA to close a 2,000-seat section of their stadium at its next home game in European competition.