October 06, 2014

NYON, Switzerland (AP) UEFA has ordered Serbian club Partizan to close a section of its stadium at a Europa League match after ''racist behavior'' by fans at a previous match.

Partizan fans displayed an anti-Semitic banner that mimicked the logo of British TV sitcom ''Only Fools and Horses'' during a 0-0 draw against Tottenham in Belgrade on Sept. 18.

Tottenham traditionally draws fans from the Jewish communities in London.

UEFA says its disciplinary panel also sanctioned Partizan for fans invading the pitch, setting off fireworks and using a laser pointer.

Partizan must close a section of its stadium when Besiktas visits on Oct. 23, imposing its typical punishment for a first offense.

UEFA also fined Partizan 40,000 euros ($50,250).

Partizan issued a statement last month to ''fully condemn perpetrators of this mindless act.''

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