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Soccer-UEFA act against St Etienne after fans lit flares (Reuters)

February 17, 2017



European soccer body UEFA launched disciplinary proceedings against St Etienne on Friday after the French side’s supporters lit flares during their Europa League last-32 first leg match at Manchester United. UEFA said in a statement that St Etienne, who face a fine, were charged with setting off fireworks, throwing objects and the improper conduct of supporters at Old Trafford on Thursday. The Ligue 1 side, whose fans lit up the away end with smoky green and red flares, lost the match 3-0 with Zlatan Ibrahimovic scoring a hat-trick.
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