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UEFA charges Legia Warsaw for fans' Champions League protest banner

UEFA charges Legia Warsaw for fans' Champions League protest banner Photo: Gallo Images/Getty

UEFA has charged Legia Warsaw for a banner criticizing the governing body for its role in Legia's elimination from Champions League qualifying, The Guardian reports.

Legia was eliminated from the Champions League third qualifying round for using a suspended player against Celtic, who were given a 3-0 victory despite losing the match. Legia's appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport was denied.

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Fans protested before last Thursday's match against Aktobe with a banner featuring a pig on the UEFA logo and a caption reading "Because Football Doesn't Matter. Money Does."

Legia's punishment has not been announced, but it could be enacted for its Sept. 18 season-opening home match against Lokeren. It is the third time in the past four seasons Legia faces punishment from UEFA for fan behavior.

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