FIFA fines Russia for neo-Nazi fan banner at World Cup game

MOSCOW - Russia's soccer federation has been fined by FIFA because a fan displayed a neo-Nazi banner at a World Cup game.


FIFA's disciplinary panel ordered the Russian soccer body to pay 10,000 Swiss francs ($10,100) for a "discriminatory banner" at the team's 3-0 loss to Uruguay in Samara.


FIFA and monitoring experts working at World Cup matches said the banner included the number 88, which is recognized as far-right code for "Heil Hitler" because H is the eighth letter of the alphabet.


פרסום ראשון: 06.30.18, 23:10