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Rangers hit by triple whammy as UEFA fine seven British clubs



Punished: Fireworks were thrown at Rangers’ game with Braga

Punished: Fireworks were thrown at Rangers’ game with Braga

Punished: Fireworks were thrown at Rangers’ game with Braga

Rangers have been fined by UEFA for three separate incidents in their Europa League campaign.

The Govan club were hit by a 10,000 euros (£8,850) fine after a supporter "invaded the field of play" during the last-32 match against Braga at Ibrox on February 20, with an additional 5,250 euros (£4,650) punishment for the "throwing of fireworks" during the 3-2 home win.

Rangers have also been fined 5,250 euros by UEFA's control, ethics and disciplinary body for "the throwing of objects" from the crowd during the last-16 match against Bayer Leverkusen at Ibrox on March 12.

Old firm rivals Celtic were hit with a fine of 15,000 euros (£13,300) for the kick-off in their Europa League last-32 match against Copenhagen in Denmark on February 20 being late, with Hoops manager Neil Lennon responsible for the indiscretion and warned.

The Parkhead club was also warned after breaching rules on "oversized manufacturer identification" in the return game in Glasgow, with all fines having to be paid to UEFA within 90 days.

Meanwhile, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham, and Wolves have all been handed fines by UEFA relating to incidents in their most recent European outings.

Liverpool have been fined 3,250 euros (£2,881) for the setting off of fireworks ahead of their Champions League clash against Atletico Madrid at Anfield on March 11.

Liverpool lost the match 3-2, bringing an end to their defence of the European Cup as they went out 4-2 on aggregate.

Manchester City, who have outstanding business with Europe's governing body as they appeal against a two-year ban from European competition for breaches of Financial Fair Play regulations, have been fined 3,000 euros (£2,657) for a kit infringement in their match at Real Madrid on February 26.

City won the match 2-1 but are yet to play the second leg of the tie due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Rivals United have been fined 12,000 euros (£10,643) for the blocking of public passageways during their Europa League match against Club Brugge on February 27, a match United won 5-0.

Club Brugge have been fined a total of 20,375 euros (£18,055) for the same offence and the throwing of objects in the first leg on February 20, which ended in a 1-1 draw.

Tottenham received a fine of 20,000 euros for causing the late kick-off in their 1-0 home defeat to RB Leipzig on February 19, with manager Jose Mourinho personally responsible.Leipzig were fined (£1,992) for the throwing of objects in the same match.

Wolves have been fined 10,000 euros after being found responsible for the late kick-off in their Europa League match against Espanyol in Spain on February 27.

Belfast Telegraph