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Legia Warsaw fans hit out at UEFA with giant pig banner following €35,000 fine

Date Posted,August 17, 2017

Legia Warsaw supporters vented their anger and frustration at UEFA during their Europa League qualification tie against FC Sheriff on Thursday by unfurling a giant banner of a pig.

The fans were upset after the Polish side were fined €35,000 over a separate banner.

Prior to Legia Warsaw’s Champions League qualification clash against Astana earlier this month, supporters unveiled a large ‘1944’ banner of a soldier holding a gun to a child’s head.

The artwork represented the year of the uprising, when the German army were driven out of Warsaw.

Legia Warsaw fans hit out at UEFA (Image: Internet Unknown)

Under the banner, words read: “During the Warsaw Uprising Germans killed 160,000 people. Thousands of them were children.”

Despite winning the clash 1-0, the Polish side lost 3-2 on aggregate and were demoted to the Europa League.

UEFA fined the club €35,000.

The banner that caused the €35,000 fine (Image: REUTERS)

Clearly furious with the fine, Legia Warsaw supporters responded with a giant banner of a pig. Under the banner, words read: “And the 35,000€ fine goes to…”

It is not the first time the club has clashed with the governing body.

In 2014, the Ekstraklasa side were fined £63,000 for another pig banner aimed at UEFA, reading: “Because football doesn’t matter, money does.”

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