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Liverpool Dealt UEFA Fines After Manchester United Europa League Games

Liverpool and Manchester United were both hit with multiple fines for disturbance following their two-legged Europa League round of 16 tie.

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Liverpool battled against Manchester United in the Europa League back in March, but UEFA has just sent down their decisions on several incidences that occurred during both legs of the tie. In all, Liverpool are set to owe UEFA €57,000, or about £43,000.

They were issued four separate fines. The first was for illicit chanting, for which the club was hit with a €40,000, or £30,000, fine. Of that, half of the total will be suspended for a probationary period of two years. The other charges included setting off fireworks, general crowd disturbances, throwing objects, and the team kicking off late, and account for the other £13,000 in fines.

Additionally, Liverpool will be required to work with Manchester United in order to settle compensation with the rival club for damage caused by Liverpool supporters.

Manchester United were similarly hit with fines, with the total ending up €1,000 more than Liverpool's.

Overall, despite Liverpool's victory on the pitch, neither club's fans acquitted themselves well during those two games. Somehow, though, UEFA's charges for "illicit chanting" were only for a Liverpool song that includes the line "Manchester is full of shit" and not the numerous reports of both fans shamefully chanting about the Munich and Hillsborough disasters.

This will likely not be the end of Liverpool's Europa League fines, because UEFA has yet to rule on similar charges from the Borussia Dortmund tie and against Sevilla in the final. Illicit chanting isn't among the violations, but they're being accused of setting off fireworks and general crowd disturbances.

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