Spartak Moscow punished for fans' racist banners

Spartak Moscow fans at Arsenal Tula
Arsenal Tula's 1-0 win over Spartak Moscow this week was marred by crowd trouble

Spartak Moscow have been fined £8,600 after fans displayed racist images in a game at Arsenal Tula.

Arsenal have also received a fine of £11,100, most of which is for safety failures, after a supporter fell from the roof of the stadium and broke both of his arms.

Spartak fans displayed neo-Nazi images at the game on 9 April.

The Moscow club's supporters will be banned from their next two away games, excluding women and children under 12.

Arsenal Tula will be forced to play their next Russian Premier League home match at a neutral venue.

The match, won 1-0 by Tula, was also marred by violence in the stands, with Spartak fans climbing on to the roof of the stadium and throwing flares and other objects at rival supporters.

A man clings on to the stadium roof at a game between Arsenal Tula and Spartak Moscow
Groups of supporters climbed to the roof of the stand, with one man falling off and breaking both arms
Spartak Moscow fans at Arsenal Tula
Flares were released in the crowd at Tula, located 120 miles south of Moscow

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