Eintracht Frankfurt escape UEFA charges
Eintracht Frankfurt have escaped the UEFA disciplinary charges with the club probation extended after the Europa League win over Inter Milan.
However, Frankfurt will have to pay a fine of €50,000 with their probation period increased from two years to three years with the Benfica game coming up on Thursday next week for their away fans to look forward to the trip.
Frankfurt had been charged with Setting off fireworks under Art. 16 (2) (c) DR and also Throwing of objects under Art. 16 (2) (b) DR of the Uefa regulations in the away match against Inter where they prevailed 1-0.
According to Uefa statement to extend the probationary period imposed on Eintracht Frankfurt, pertaining to the ban from selling tickets to the club’s away supporters for its next (1) UEFA competition match, from two (2) years to three (3) years; to fine Eintracht Frankfurt €50,000.
Frankfurt head coach has also been allowed to be on the touchline against Benfica after the sanction for the Austrian was lifted with the clubs CEO Axel Hellman revealing that the club dodged a bullet:
“its the expected punishment and at the same time the last chance that we were given. we are lucky to have been given this last chance and I have every hope that everyone will understand how to deal with the responsibility.”