Racist fans banned from stadium

Ukrainian football fans with Nazi flagFIFA has ordered Ukraine to play its next World Cup qualifier in an empty stadium after its fans hurled racist abuse during its match against San Marino.

FIFA said in a statement Friday that "several racist and discriminatory incidents were apparently perpetrated by local supporters during the match, in particular by displaying neo-Nazi banners and by making 'monkey noises and gestures' as well as Nazi salutes."

Read more here.

Pic: Ukrainian supporters of Karpaty Lviv hold a Nazi flag at a match in 2007, as published here.

HD says: No place for racism and politics in sports.

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