UEFA fines Olympiakos $70K after fans on field got to Messi
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — After Lionel Messi was twice approached by fans on the field during a Champions League game, UEFA has fined Olympiakos 60,000 euros ($70,000).
UEFA says Greek champion Olympiakos was found guilty of “field invasions by supporters” among a range of charges relating to the Oct. 31 game.
Messi was hugged and kissed by a male fan near the corner flag, and he was approached by a fan for a selfie photograph late in the 0-0 draw in Piraeus.
The UEFA-imposed fine also included charges for “illicit chants” by Olympiakos fans who also aimed laser pointers at Barcelona players.