Greek soccer fined for fans’ far-right symbol

Greece was fined 30,000 Swiss francs by soccer’s world governing body FIFA on Monday for crowd trouble during the home match against Slovakia on October 11.

“The Greek group Brigade Hellas displayed a banner featuring a Triskele, which resembles a three-armed swastika and is used by the far-right,» said the Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) group.

Greece’s opponent in the World Cup qualification playoffs this week, Romania was fined 10,000 Swiss francs for incidents in the match at home to Estonia on October 15.

According to FARE, these incidents included the display of a banner in support of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn, a Greek political party, by Romanian supporters.