Feyenoord face Uefa charge for crowd trouble during Roma defeat

Fourth official carries an inflatable banana down the touchline
The match was halted moments after referee Clement Turpin sent off Feyenoord's Mitchell te Vrede

Feyenoord have been charged by Uefa for the behaviour of their fans during a turbulent Europa League defeat by Roma.

The contest was halted when fans of the Dutch club threw an inflatable banana onto the pitch and suspended for 10 minutes in the second half when objects were hurled onto the playing surface.

The club also face action for poor organisation in a hearing on 19 March.

Roma forward Adem Ljajic has been charged with "provoking spectators" and faces a hearing on Thursday.

His club, who won the match 2-1 on 26 February to progress 3-2 on aggregate, will have their case heard on the same day as they have been handed a Uefa charge for kicking off late.

Their manager Rudi Garcia was vocal after the defeat, stating they "could have opened a shop with all the objects thrown from the stands" at Feyenoord's De Kuip ground in Rotterdam.

A week earlier - ahead of the first leg in the Italian capital - Feyenoord fans caused damage to a 500-year-old fountain which experts said could not be repaired.

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