UEFA fined Besiktas for cat
Besiktas Istanbul are in a quandary for UEFA. Because a cat stormed the field against Bavaria, UEFA is now facing a penalty.
The “scorching” cat in the second leg of the Champions League’s second round match against FC Bayern could have an expensive repercussions for Besiktas Istanbul. The UEFA Disciplinary Commission wants to prosecute the Turkish champions for the incident on Wednesday evening.
UEFA announced on Thursday that it accused Besikta of “inadequate organisation” and thus of violating Article 16.1 of the disciplinary catalogue. In addition, the club must also be held responsible for the misconduct of its fans (throwing objects, article 16.2) and blocked stairs in Vodafone Park (article 38 of the safety catalogue). The cases will be reviewed by UEFA on 31 December. May.
The cat had briefly stolen the show from the stars on Wednesday. In the 50. In the ninth minute, the animal “speedster” appeared at the level of the left corner flag in the half of the host and made no attempt to leave the lawn at first. English referee Michael Oliver therefore had to interrupt the game for a moment. After about three minutes the surprise guest took a break, sprinted along the perimeter and disappeared into the interior.
The Bayern won the duel 3-1 and reached the quarter-finals after 5-0 in the first leg.
UEFA is also prosecuting AS Rome. In the second leg of the 16th-final, Italy’s top club vs. Schachtjor Donezk on Tuesday (1-0) fans had ignited fireworks and thrown them off the pitch (Article 16.2). The UEFA also accuses the Roma of causing delays for their ball boys (Article 11.1).