Conmebol will fine Argentine club River Plate for a racist act | News


The South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) will fine the Argentine club River Plate for racist acts by a club supporter in a Copa Libertadores match in which they faced Brazilian Fortaleza.


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During the meeting that took place on April 13 at the Monumental stadium in Buenos Aires, a fan of the Argentine club was caught throwing a banana at Fortaleza fans.

Local media revealed that the management of the Argentine society identified the man who was suspended as a member of the club.

Likewise, Conmebol stressed that the sanction may be applied directly to the values ​​of the prizes for River Plate participation.

This Friday, Conmebol published a statement underlining that “it considers any manifestation of racism and other forms of violence in its tournaments to be absolutely unacceptable. It assumes and will always assume its share of responsibility in the fight against all kinds of discrimination.

Similarly, the region’s soccer federation caused changes in regulations “to increase and toughen sanctions in cases of racism.”

It is worth mentioning that Article 17 of the Conmebol Disciplinary Code makes it clear that clubs whose fans carry out acts against the dignity of another person or group for reasons of skin color, race, sex, sexual orientation, ethnicity, language, creed or origin They will be fined $30,000.

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