Uefa investigate FC Copenhagen after fans set off fireworks

Copenhagen players react as their fans light flares in the King Power stadium. Picture: AFP/Getty
Copenhagen players react as their fans light flares in the King Power stadium. Picture: AFP/Getty
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Uefa has opened disciplinary proceedings against FC Copenhagen after the Danish club’s fans set off fireworks during their 1-0 Champions League defeat at Leicester.

European football’s governing body has been cracking down on the use of fireworks, flares and smoke bombs by supporters, with Celtic, Liverpool and Manchester City among the clubs recently fined or warned for breaching regulations on pyrotechnics.

A statement posted on Uefa’s official website said FC Copenhagen had been charged for “the setting off of fireworks - article 16 (2) of the Uefa disciplinary regulations” on Tuesday night.

Uefa’s control, ethics and disciplinary body will hear the case on November 17.

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