Arsenal take on Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League on November 28th, but it will be a strange night at the Emirates as the visiting side’s fans have been banned by UEFA for attending.
The Germans were charged by UEFA for incidents during their 1-0 win over Vitoria in Portugal on October 3rd, and on October 17th the details of their punishment were handed down:
Charges against Eintracht Frankfurt
– Throwing of objects – Art. 16 (2) DR
– Crowd disturbances – Art. 16 (2) DR
– Act of damages – Art. 16 (2) DR
– Late Kick-off – Art. 11 (2) DR
The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided:
– to order the enforcement of the suspended disciplinary measure imposed by the CEDB in its decision of 10 January 2019, i.e. to ban Eintracht Frankfurt from selling tickets to its away supporters for its next (1) UEFA competition match, in accordance with Article 26 (3) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations;
– to ban Eintracht Frankfurt from selling tickets to its away supporters for one (1) additional UEFA competition match, for crowd disturbances, acts of damages and throwing of objects;
– to order Eintracht Frankfurt to contact Vitória SC within 30 days for the settlement of the damages caused by its supporters;
– to warn Eintracht Frankfurt for the late kick-off.
Frankfurt appealed, but the decision has been upheld, meaning that the away section will be empty for the game. It was already likely to be a fixture with lots of empty seats, so we’ll see how it plays out when we return to action later this month.
Although they can’t officially sell tickets to their fans, that doesn’t mean their fans can’t get their hands on tickets, so it’ll be one to keep an eye on.