European football authority Uefa slapped Cypriot club Apollon with a €27,500 fine over the trouble caused by fan violence after the end of a Europa League qualifier in Larnaca where it played against Scottish Aberdeen on August 3, it was announced on Friday.
The Cyprus Football Association (CFA) announced that Uefa informed them of the penalty it imposed on the Limassol-based Apollon which beat Aberdeen 2-0 leading to the disqualification of the latter.
The football club is to pay €27,500 as a penalty for the lighting up of flares and hurling of objects by its fans into the field and for the fact that its players had received more than five yellow cards during the match, the CFA said.
Following the end of the Europa League qualifier, a fracas broke out which saw visiting fans clash with stewards and riot police who used teargas to disperse them. Two Scottish men were injured during the trouble.
Reports said the reason for the trouble was the reaction of a section of Aberdeen fans when it was announced that they had to stay put until home fans left the AEK Arena.
According to the Scottish Sun, away supporters, numbering around 700, appeared to have started fighting among themselves after the final whistle.
They were taunted by Apollon supporters prompting them to turn against them.