The Disciplinary Committee of the Royal Belgian Football Association (RBFA) on Tuesday fined football clubs Antwerp, Sporting Charleroi and AA Gent for misconduct and pyro use by supporters in the stands.
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The heaviest monetary penalty is for the Great Old, who will be fined 4,000 euros (of which 2,000 effective) due to the use of pyrotechnic material against OHL (2-2) at the end of August. Antwerp supporters used pyro and attack cups to the people of Leuven.
For example, several smoke pots were set off before kick-off on the Bosuil, of course without affecting the course of the match. Despite the smoke development, start at the scheduled time. During the match a full beer cup fell at the feet of OHL goalkeeper Romo (minute 70) and just before the whistle, OHL coach Marc Brys was also hit on the hand by a cup.
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On that same day, AA Gent and Club Brugge (6-1) also faced each other in the Ghelamco Arena. At the very end of the Battle of Flanders, referee Erik Lambrechts even had to briefly interrupt the match, all Ghent fans had thrown beer cups and an unlit firecracker stick in the corner of the field. No one was hit and again there were no more incidents. The Disciplinary Committee fined the Buffalos for the offenses of 500 euros.
Finally, Sporting Charleroi also received a monetary penalty of 1,000 euros (of which 500 euros effective), because in the home match against Beerschot (5-2) a black smoke pot and seven flares were lit before the start of the match. However, the Carolo’s were planning in advance, wanting a protest action by the Ultra against material of the football law about pyrotechnics.