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UEFA bans Red Star from selling away tickets against Tottenham

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The ban is punishment for fans’ racist behavior during Champions League qualifying

Partizan Belgrade vs Red Star Belgrade Photo by Milos Miskov /Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

UEFA has banned Red Star Belgrade from selling away tickets to the team’s match against Tottenham Hotspur on October 22 after racist behavior from fans. The club was also fined €50,000.

The ban is punishment for a specific incident at HJK Helsinki during Champions League qualification on July 31.

Red Star faced the same punishment from UEFA last season, when away fans were banned from matches at Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool. The punishment that time during a Champions League qualifying match at Red Bull Salzburg, in which fans invaded the pitch and set off fireworks. Additionally, that incident saw UEFA hand Red Star a €30,000 fine.

Additionally, the home leg of the qualifying tie against Salzburg last year was played in an empty stadium, again a punishment for fans’ racist behavior against Lithuanian side FK Sūduva.

In addition to meeting at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Spurs and Red Star will meet again at Red Star Stadium on November 6.