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UEFA will investigate the actions of Fenerbahce fans at the match with Dynamo

The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has launched an investigation into the incident that occurred at a match in Istanbul between the Turkish team Fenerbahce and the Ukrainian Dynamo, when fans were the first to shout out the name of the Russian president.

It is reported by Ukrinform with reference to UEFA official website.

“In accordance with Article 31(4) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations, the UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector will conduct a disciplinary investigation regarding the alleged misconduct of Fenerbahce fans during the 2022/23 UEFA Champions League second qualifying round, second leg between Fenerbahce and FC Dynamo Kyiv on July 27, 2022 in Istanbul,” UEFA reported.

The results of the investigation will be communicated in due course.

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As Ukrinform reported, Ukrainian Ambassador to Turkey Vasily Bodnar earlier reacted to an incident that occurred on Wednesday during the Fenerbahce-Dynamo match in Istanbul, when Turkish fans shouted the name of the Russian president. He expressed understanding of the emotionality about the game and was indignant at the expression of support for “a Russian murderer and aggressor who deliberately kills Ukrainians and destroys our country.”

The head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, Refat Chubarov, hopes that the leadership of the Fenerbahce football club will publicly apologize for the incident during the match between Fenerbahce and Dynamo in Istanbul.

On July 27, Dynamo Kyiv players won the first match of the 2022/23 European Cup season. The Blues defeated Turkey’s Fenerbahce 2-1 in extra time to advance to the third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League.

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