UEFA fines Rapid Vienna $22,000 for abusive banner
- The Austrian club's ultras raised a banner with rude and offensive language during their game against Valencia in the Europa League.
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.Published 29 Mar 2016, 17:56 IST