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Bayern charged over fans' fake money protest against Anderlecht prices

Bayern charged over fans' fake money protest against Anderlecht prices
From ESPN - November 23, 2017

UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Bayern Munich after fans threw fake money onto the pitch in protest at ticket prices for the Champions League game at Anderlecht.

European football's governing body said on Thursday that it was charging Bundesliga champions Bayern over an "illicit banner" and the "throwing of objects."

The case will be heard by its ethics and disciplinary body on Dec. 7.

Bayern fans launched the fake money during their side's 2-1 win at the Constant Vanden Stock stadium on Wednesday.

Bayern fans were charged 100 for their allocated tickets, and their protest led to play briefly being delayed.

They also displayed a banner that read: "Is your grd now finally satisfid?"

In a statement accompanying the protests, independent Bayern fan group Club #12 said "many Bayern fans, several ultra groups among them, opted to not make the trip to Brussels" despite the champions subsidising away tickets at 70.

"This ca not be a long-term solution," Club #12 said, adding that "protests are sadly the only option to inform the bosses in their ivory tower at UEFA that salaries for UEFA officials are not representative of the earning capacities of the average football fan."

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