Rangers have been hit with an eighth UEFA fine of the season after fans lit ‘fireworks’ during the Europa League semi-final first leg defeat by RB Leipzig in Germany last month.
The Gers have been fined €3,750 (£3185), taking the total amount the Light Blues have been fined by UEFA’s disciplinary committee this season to €128,500 (£110,000).
It’s the fourth time this season the Light Blues have been fined for the lighting of ‘fireworks’, and it’s becoming tiresome seeing Rangers punished for it.
While the grand total of the eight fines is relatively small, it’s still £110,000 which would be of more use to Rangers than paying fines to UEFA.
Rangers fans need to get smart as UEFA rake in fines at every opportunity
Whatever your opinion might be on the use of pyro at games, as long as UEFA are fining clubs then it needs to be stop.
UEFA aren’t exactly shy in looking for trivial reasons to fine clubs so the continued use of ‘fireworks’ at games just plays right into their hands.
That’s not to say there shouldn’t be a place for using pyro at games, but fans need to box clever – particularly when it comes to UEFA.
Rangers’ other UEFA fines this season
€5,250 for the ‘lighting and throwing of an object’ v Brondby
€6,000 for the ‘throwing of objects’ v Sparta Prague
€19,250 for ‘lighting of fireworks’ v Lyon
€5,000 for fans entering the pitch after the win v Dortmund
€35,000 for ‘throwing of objects’ and ‘acts of damage’ v Red Star in Belgrade
€46,250 for lighting fireworks and a late kick-off v Braga in Portugal
€8,000 for blocking passageways v Braga at Ibrox
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