Bayern have been fined €20,000 by the German Football Federation, they announced, because of the use of pyrotechnics by supporters before the Bundesliga match in Mainz.
Supporters of the champions ignited the pyrotechnics on December 19th before kick-off of the game in the away section.
This is the biggest fine since they were ordered to pay £50,000 for displaying a homophobic banner in their Champions League knockout tie against Arsenal in March of last year and another banner with the slogans ''Say No To Racism. Say Yes To Kosovo'' were also in the stands. Kosovo is a former province of Serbia whose proclamation of independence is disputed by Serbia in the same match against Arsenal in March.
Bayern were previously banned 15,000 euros by the DFB following incidents against Fortuna Dusseldorf for setting off flares and while fireworks were let off in the clash against FC Nürnberg in 2013.
This comes the same day as St. Pauli’s fine for the same offence but with flares in their 0-3 defeat to Borussia Dortmund, they have been fined €10,000.
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