Champions League - Bayern Munich face punishment over offensive banners

UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Bayern Munich for an offensive banner unfurled during their Champions League match with Arsenal.

Champions League - Bayern Munich face punishment over offensive banners

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Bayern Munich fans (Reuters)

A banner which read 'Gay Gunners' and featured a crude caricature of German midfielder Mesut Ozil is likely to be investigated by the governing body following a report from FARE.

The image of the banner was widely circulated on the internet and UEFA is set to investigate how it was allowed into the reigning European champions' stadium.

Another banner regarding Kosovo was also unfurled during the Champions League clash at the Allianz Arena for which disciplinary proceedings have already been opened.

UEFA chief of press Pedro Pinto confirmed in a series of tweets that the governing body was aware of both incidents from the match in Munich.

Because last night represented Bayern's first offence, they are likely to escape with a fine, which is expected to be in the region of £50,000.

Celtic were hit with a £42,000 fine for an ‘illicit banner’ during their match with AC Milan this season.

Celtic were also on the receiving end after Ajax were fined £21,000 for the sectarian messages displayed by sections of their supporters, including a controversial banner.

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