UEFA queries racism punishments

UEFA has launched an appeal against the fines handed to FC Steaua Bucuresti and PFC CSKA Sofia for the racist conduct of their fans.

Second thoughts
European football's governing body has asked the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body to reconsider the punishments which saw Steaua fined €16,500 and CSKA €19,500 for the racist behaviour of fans during recent UEFA Champions League qualifying games. The appeal hearings will take place in September.

Steaua appeal
Romanian champions Steaua have also appealed against the decision which was prompted by supporters making "monkey sounds" at Shelbourne FC substitute Joseph Ndo in the final minutes of their second qualifying round second leg. However, CSKA have made no appeal against the penalty imposed on them.