Germany fined after soccer fans display neo-Nazi symbols
Germany fans celebrate during the Euro 2012 Group B match against Denmark in Lviv on June 17.
June 26th, 2012
09:19 AM ET

Germany fined after soccer fans display neo-Nazi symbols

European football's governing body fined Germany's national soccer body €25,000 ($31,000) Tuesday over what witnesses say was the display of neo-Nazi symbols by German fans at a Euro 2012 match.

The "improper conduct of supporters" occurred when Germany played Denmark in the Ukrainian city of Lviv on June 17, UEFA said.

The anti-discrimination organization FARE stated on its official Twitter page: "FARE can confirm that one of our observers reported a neo-Nazi banner in the German section at the match v. Denmark in Lviv on Sunday."

German newspaper Taz also highlighted the wearing of neo-Nazi symbols by fans.

After the game, UEFA said it was investigating "the setting-off of fireworks and the improper conduct of supporters (display of inappropriate banners and symbols, and inappropriate chanting)."

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  1. banasy©

    No excuse for this kind of behavior.

    June 26, 2012 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  2. Hope

    Next time, they need to fine the fans, too.

    June 26, 2012 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |

    @10:13....such a poor imitation...grow up...fool...

    June 26, 2012 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  4. Philip

    Gm@fernace. Were you in Berlin when it was bombed after the war? (Dresden too...bombed AFTER the war had ended)
    "Everyone knew what the [concentration] camps were for."-Oskar Schindler, explaining that most all adult Germans knew of the camps. Of course we already knew about the true christians that went to the Fatherland Seucrity Prisons with jews rather than following Hitler with the false ones. (prisons built for the "terrorists" than burned down Germany's Reichstag Parliment Building)
    Do Americans know who their 160 Homeland Security Prisons were built for? Obviously not 9/11 "terrorists".

    June 26, 2012 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Hope

      Haven't I heard that before? What do you do? Condone sin in your actions. If I were gay. I'd like those dimly lit rooms.


      June 26, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    Oh, for heaven's sake!
    I posted once; the first post.
    Of COURSE that's not bobcat; he lives on the Gulf.
    Of COURSE that's not fernace; I know where she's from, and it's not Germany!s That's not Hope, either!
    The only one who is genuine here is Philip.
    (Good morning, BTW)
    Style, troll, style.
    You don't have it.

    June 26, 2012 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  6. Rascal Rabble

    mie real too...shame on cnn posting swastikas hate typical ofyah...

    June 26, 2012 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |


    June 26, 2012 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |

      Wait! You mean people actually stay here?!

      June 26, 2012 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  8. salinesolution

    While I don't agree with the neo-nazis what ever happend to free speech? Oh wait it's Europe they don't have the same kind of rights we do. Can we look forward to these kind of things because Obama wants to be just like Europe. How could anyone not be afraid of a president who would roll out the red carpet for criminals ( illegal aliens) but do absolutely nothing to help the American people?

    June 26, 2012 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |

    How do I get into this profession? I have plenty of water.

    June 26, 2012 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  10. Philip @Hope

    I didn't post a way of thinking. I posted documented historical facts, that you folks ignore always. (addressing me rather than what i said)

    June 26, 2012 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |

    Under racial profiling many BLACK AMERICANS were round up and were arrested and were either murdered within the prison system or were deported to AFRICA where many of them were murdered there there and were buried in mass graves in both the SUDAN and in the CONGO and it was this act as welll as the rise of the hiphop nation which have been summon against black america by the white feminists and by those whites who have a long history of embracing white supremacy is what has contribute to the black holocaust in in which much black human population were exterminated . Meanwhile a new demonic BLACK AMERICA has arisen from both the hiphop and the antebellum nation and is based stereotypical images of low class ,poverty stricken and criminally prone blacks and has replace the black human population who were sacrifice during the black holocaust

    June 26, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • salinesolution

      They never really had a problem reproducing, so uh I think they will be ok.

      June 26, 2012 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Saoirse

    @GET RID OF THE HIJACKER- From where do you get the ice? Do you make it yourself?

    June 26, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  13. BOMBO ©

    Sad thing, but it's not the German team's fault.

    Good day banasy.

    June 26, 2012 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  14. raven

    It's sickening, but the punishment seems like a misguided missile; the ones who are actually guilty won't feel a thing.

    June 26, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Mr Dalloway

    What's old is new in life. Let's just hope people will get over themselves one day.

    June 26, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
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