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Bayern forced to close part of stadium for United game as punishment for homophobic banner

Holders also fined €10,000 for banner displayed during their last 16 win against Arsenal.

Image: Matthias Schrader

UEFA HAVE FINED Bayern Munich €10,000 for an offensive banner and ordered part of the Allianz Arena to be closed for their Champions League home quarter-final against Manchester United.

European football’s governing body punished Bayern after their fans displayed a banner carrying the text “Gay Gunners”, aimed at opponents Arsenal during the Champions League last 16 second leg 1-1 draw in Munich.

Bayern progressed to the quarter-finals 3-1 on aggregate having won the first leg 2-0 in London and have drawn David Moyes’ United with the first leg at Old Trafford on 1 April and the return in Munich on 9 April.

UEFA’s Control and Disciplinary body have also ordered the closing of a section of the Allianz Arena for the Munich leg and warned that a repeat offence will carry a €50,000 fine and a future match to be played behind closed doors.

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