Croatia fined following fan trouble

Updated: June 15, 2012

Croatia has been fined €25,000 by UEFA for their supporters’ behaviour during the Euro 2012 Group C match against Republic of Ireland.

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Croatian fans let off flares during the 3-1 victory in Poznan on Sunday while stewards also were forced to tackle one supporter who ran on technical area to kiss coach Slaven Bilic.

“The sanction has been imposed for the setting-off and throwing of fireworks and missiles, and a pitch invasion by a supporter,” a Uefa statement read.

Croatia could face further sanctions after UEFA revealed they were also investigating reports a banana was thrown on to the pitch during the Group C match between Italy and Croatia on Thursday.

A photographer reportedly saw a steward retrieving a banana and heard monkey chants directed at Italy striker Mario Balotelli.

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