UEFA finally took serious action after 2,000 Galatasaray fans were in the Manchester United Stand
According to the reports from BBC, Galatasaray has been fined by UEFA after earlier this month, it was revealed that, 2000 Galatasaray supporters were allowed admission into the home area at Old Trafford.
2,000 of the Turkish champions’ supporters were able to enter the home areas of Old Trafford, resulting in an order for them to pay 51,000 euros (£44,420).
Galatasaray are also liable for any damages their supporters may have caused within the stadium. There were 2,200 tickets officially purchased by visitors for the match.
Galatasaray’s ticket sales for an away game will also be suspended for two years by the European Football Association (EFFA) for causing damage, throwing items, setting off fireworks, and generally disturbing the audience.
United have come under heavy fire for the “unacceptable” amount of away supporters who purchased tickets for the match on October 3 in the stadium’s home sections.
There were isolated pockets of visiting supporters applauding in the home area following the 3-2 loss. While a large number of supporters were seated together in the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand, hundreds of supporters in the Sir Bobby Charlton Stand rushed to the away end to join in the festivities.
In an attempt to stop visiting fans from entering home sections, United had restricted ticket sales to anyone with a Turkish address, as they did with all European games. As of right now, United believe that sales made through channels to Galatasaray supporters in the UK are what triggered the issue.
UEFA regulations mandate that away fans be kept apart throughout a match; this is how most club and international matches are done.
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However, we are in a risky situation as we have lost both of our games in the Champions League group stage. The team’s confidence must have increased after their victory over Brentford. UEFA have done a good job in taking these measures and we hope that these kind of unwanted scenarios don’t pop up.