Dundalk have been fined a staggering €20,000 after four fans displayed a Palestinian flag during their Europa League qualifier against Hadjuk Split last month according to a report from LMFM.
The Independent puts the figure at €18,000:
Actual fine handed out to Dundalk for Palestine flag at Hadjuk Split game is €18,000. Waiting on full judgment before launching appeal.
— Daniel McDonnell (@McDonnellDan) August 23, 2014
Leaving aside the obvious grey area of how UEFA police political statements at football games, the fine seems wildly disproportional when compared with some of the pitiful fines handed out for racist chanting in the last few years.
Dundalk have yet to respond to the fine. More as we get it.