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UEFA hit Real Madrid with partial closure of Santiago Bernabeu for racist incidents

UEFA hit Real Madrid with partial closure of Santiago Bernabeu for racist incidents in the Bayern Munich game.

Fans at the Santiago Bernabeu

In an attempt to wee dout racism in football, UEFA has hit Real Madrid with a partial closure order for one home match next season following incidents of racism from Madrid fans.

The newly crowned European champions have been ordered to close a section of the stadium after an incident in the Champions League semi-final against Bayern Munich. The ban is applicable for Real Madrid’s next fixture in any European competition.

The official statement said, "The Uefa Control and Disciplinary Body has handed down sanctions to Real Madrid following incidents during their Champions League semi-final first leg against Bayern Munichen in the Spanish capital on 23 April,"

"The Uefa Control and Disciplinary Body has handed down sanctions to Real Madrid following incidents during their Champions League semi-final first leg against Bayern Munichen in the Spanish capital on 23 April," 

"Following the charge of racist behaviour by Real Madrid supporters during the match (Article 14 of the Uefa Disciplinary Regulations), the Control and Disciplinary Body has ordered the partial closure of the Santiago Bernabeu for one match. More specifically, sectors 120 and 122 of the stadium will be closed for the club's next Uefa competition home game. 

"Real Madrid are obliged to display a banner with the wording 'No to Racism' in those sectors." 

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