Hearts hit by two fines from UEFA after European breaches
Hearts have all been fined by UEFA along with the Old Firm for breaching protocols following their recent European matches.
The club has been fined £2,633 (€3,000) for “the lighting of fireworks and throwing of objects” by fans during their Europa Conference League match against İstanbul Başakşehir at Tynecastle. The Jambos must also pay £1,975 (€2,250) for the “throwing of objects” onto the pitch by fans during their away match against RFS in Riga and received a warning for “improper conduct of the team”. Robbie Neilson's side received five yellow cards during the 2-0 victory.
Meanwhile, Celtic had been hammered with two fines over the use of pyrotechnics and anti-monarchy banners from their supporters. A section of fans let off fireworks during their 3-0 Champions League defeat at home to Real Madrid, while controversial banners following the Queen's death were unfurled before their 1-1 draw with Shakhtar Donetsk in Poland. The Scottish champions have been billed almost £13,160 over the usage of pyros and what UEFA's control, ethics and disciplinary body described as "a message not fit for a sporting event".
Rangers have also been fined £12,289 for “improper conduct of the team” against Napoli after collecting six bookings, including two which saw James Sands sent off.
European football governing body’s list of decisions relating to matches in September includes a small fine for Arsenal, while Manchester City issued with a warning. Arsenal have been fine £4,389 fine for issues related to a fan's “invasion of the field of play" during their Europa League tie. City were warned for overseeing a late kick-off in their Champions League tie against Borussia Dortmund.