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Levski Sofia Handed Paltry £7,750 Fine For ‘Say Yes To Racism’ Banner

Bulgarian side receive minuscule fine after shocking racism incident…

Levski Sofia have been fined just £7,750, despite their fans mocking Uefa’s anti-racism campaign, unveiling a banner that read ‘say yes to racism’ during their 3-2 league win over Ludogorets last month.

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Reports in the Guardian explain that The ugly incident caused outrage in the Black Sea state. Bulgarian football authorities have long been criticised by anti-racism campaigners, local media and fans for not cracking down hard enough on discrimination in sport.

Levski, 26-times Bulgarian champions and one of the country’s two most popular clubs along with bitter city rivals CSKA, have a history of racism at their matches.

The BFU fined the club 37,500 levs (£15,340) after their supporters displayed a banner showing a swastika and another one marking what would have been Adolf Hitler’s birthday during their game at Litex Lovech in April 2013.

In 2012, Levski were fined €30,000 (£24,000) by Uefa for racist behaviour by fans during a Europa League match against Bosnia & Herzegovina’s Sarajevo.

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