Everton Fined For Fan Attack Against Lyon

Everton Fined For Fan Attack Against Lyon

Everton’s miserable Europa League campaign got worse on Wednesday as UEFA fined the Premier League club 30,000 euros after an incident in which a fan struck a Lyon player.

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With two rounds to go, the Toffees are bottom of Group E and cannot qualify for the Europa League knock-out stages after three defeats and a draw in their four matches.

UEFA have punished them over their fans’ “aggressions” against Lyon players as the French club won 2-1 at Goodison Park on October 19, when visiting goalkeeper Anthony Lopes was hit by a supporter who was holding a young child in his arms.

Video footage went viral on social media and Everton banned the fan while registering a complaint against him with police.

Meanwhile CSKA Moscow were fined 18,000 euros because their fans invaded the pitch and set off fireworks during a 2-1 Champions League win at Basel on October 31.

These fines come a day after Apoel Nicosia (51,000 euros), Olympiakos (60,000 euros) and Borussia Dortmund (15,000 euros) were fined for similar incidents.