Rangers have been hit with yet more UEFA fines after the club’s clash with Braga which sees the club fined close to £40k for two separate charges.
Firstly, the Gers were fined £30k for supporters letting off pyrotechnics in the Estadio Municipal de Braga stadium, a charge that is becoming more outdated by the match in European football.
UEFA seem to pick up easy money by fining clubs for supporters using the increasingly popular visual tools and it’s unlikely to stop so a better solution surely must be sought.
The other fine relates to the match against Braga kicking off late, with UEFA handing out a £8k charge to the Gers as a result.
These charges come after a series of fines have been doled out to the Gers throughout their Europa League campaign.
Similar incidents against Red Star Belgrade brought financial penalties earlier in the month, as the total cost of the UEFA punishments continue to tally up.
Rangers were also fined by UEFA when fans invaded the pitch at the end of the victory over Borussia Dortmund, something which has since been clamped down on by the club.
Rangers UEFA fines offset by Europa League earnings
Rangers are guaranteed £13.5m in total prize money if they can overcome RB Leipzig in the Europa League semi-finals.
Rangers’ European exploits this season have seen the club’s prize pot rise round after round and as things stand the club has already raked in around €13m (£11m) in Europa League prize money.
But if the Ibrox side can go one step further there are even more riches on the table as the club feels the financial boost of Europa League participation.
If Rangers can reach the final, they would be guaranteed at least another €3m (£2.5m) with even the beaten finalist receiving this from UEFA, taking the prize pot to £13.5m
But lifting the trophy guarantees another €5m (£4.2m) which would mean Rangers rake in £15.2m in prize money alone from the competition.
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