Saturday, 19 September 2015

UEFA - €1 from each ticket for immigrants- Polish fans boycott the game

Lech Poznan supporters carried out their threat to boycott Thursday’s Europa League match against Belenenses in protest at Uefa’s decision to donate €1 from each ticket sold to the cause of refugees.

The game, which finished goalless, was played in front of a crowd of around 3,000 at the Inea Stadium, where the club’s average attendance last season was 20,054. A banner reading “Stop Islamization” was hung at one of the entrances.

The boycott had been planned several days in advance, and was announced by one of the team’s ultras societies last week. A flag at a previous home game had read “This is obvious and simple for us, we do not want refugees in Poland”.
It was not a sentiment shared elsewhere in Europe, with Athletic Bilbao supporters unfurling a “Refugees welcome” banner during their 3-1 win over Augsburg.


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