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Video: Barcelona Fans Boo Champions League Anthem After Being Fined By UEFA

Video: Barcelona Fans Boo Champions League Anthem After Being Fined By UEFA

With Barcelona already sure of a place in the last-16 of the Champions League, tonight’s fixture against Roma may be nothing more than an exhibition match.

However despite their team progressing to the next round, the Barca fans were eager to make a statement against UEFA before kick-off, by booing and whistling the Champions League anthem.

The La Liga champions were fined £29,000 after their supporters displayed pro-Catalan independence flags back in September during their Champions League tie against Bayer Leverkusen.

And it seems the stance taking by the competition’s organisers has infuriated the Nou Camp crowd:

 

The match against Leverkusen wasn’t the first time Barcelona fans landed themselves in hot water with UEFA as the club was also fined £22,000 back in July for the pro-Catalan stance in Champions League final victory over Juventus.

The club had originally revealed plans to use all legal means to fight the fine after they were deemed to have breached UEFA’s article 16 (2) (e), which prohibits ‘messages that are of a political, ideological, religious, offensive or provocative nature’.

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