CAT BREAK: UEFA Fines Besiktas For Pet’s Disruption Of Match
TURKISH club Besiktas have been fined €34,000 (RM159,640.81) by Uefa after a cat sneaked onto the pitch during the home leg of their Champions League round-of-16 tie against Bayern Munich in March.
European football’s governing body charged Besiktas with “insufficient organisation” after referee Michael Oliver had to stop play in the second half against Bayern when a cat slipped past security and onto the pitch.
Uefa said in a statement that Besiktas were also penalised for fans throwing objects and stairways being blocked at the Vodafone Park stadium in Istanbul.
German champions Bayern won the match 3-1 to go through to the quarter-finals with a 8-1 aggregate victory.