• STV
  • MySTV

UEFA begin disciplinary case against Dundee United and Dinamo Moscow

The European governing body have charged both clubs after disturbances during the Europa League tie at Tannadice.

Quality image of fans clashing at Dundee United Dynamo Moscow Europa League tie at Tannadice.
SNS Group

UEFA have begun disciplinary proceedings against both Dundee United and Dinamo Moscow after violence marred a Europa League match between the sides at Tannadice last week.

The clubs have been charged with two counts of breaching UEFA rules and will learn later this month if they are to face punishment.

A UEFA spokesperson told STV: "UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Dundee United FC and FC Dinamo Moskva for crowd disturbances (Article 6 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations) and attempted invasion of the pitch by supporters (Article 11 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations) of Dundee United FC at the first leg of the UEFA Europa League third round qualifying match between the two teams.

"The UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body will deal with the case on 23 August."

Violence broke out in the Jim McLean stand during the first half of the match, with several fans trading blows. Tayside Police confirmed that three fans were arrested and seven ejected from the ground.

Though play wasn't interrupted, the incident was included in the report submitted by UEFA's official observer. The governing body has concluded that both clubs may have breached rules and have a case to answer.

Article 6 of the Disciplinary Regulations states:

"1. Member associations and clubs are responsible for the conduct of their players, officials, members, supporters and any other persons exercising a function at a match on behalf of the member association or club.

"2. The host associations or clubs are responsible for order and security both inside and around the stadium before, during and after the match. They are liable for incidents of any kind, and may be rendered subject to disciplinary measures and directives."

Article 11 holds clubs responsible for the conduct of their supporters both in and around the stadium and covers a range of incidents including the throwing of objects and attempting to invade the pitch.

Should either club be found guilty on August 23, a range of sanctions could be applied — with a fine being the most common punishment for similar cases in recent years.

Dundee United had already announced that they would launch their own inquiry into events and will take action against the perpetrators.

A statement on the club website said: "Dundee United is carrying out an internal enquiry into the events during Thursday night's Europa League Tie v Dynamo Moscow. Any individual found to have been involved in unacceptable conduct and damaging the club's proud reputation will face a stadium ban.

"The club continue to foster the UEFA spirit incorporated within the RESPECT campaign and actively encouraged the promotion of these values in our strategy for Thursday's match and we are extremely disappointed that the actions of one or two individuals have been seen to damage what was yet another special European night at Tannadice."

One account. All of STV.

This field is required. That doesn't look like a valid e-mail format, please check. That e-mail's already in our system. Please try again.
ShowHide
Forgot password?
This field is required. This must be at least 6 characters long. Did you enter your details correctly?
If you've forgotten your details then use the 'Forgot password?' link.
Need to reset your password?

We'll send a link to reset your password to

We've sent you details on how to reset your password

Please check your email and follow the instructions.

Forgotten your email address?

Have you forgotten the email address that you previously joined with? Don't worry, by emailing enquiries@stv.tv we can help.

One account. All of STV.

This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This must be at least 6 characters long.
ShowHide
This field is required. This must be at least 6 characters long.
You must be over 16 to join STV.
This field is required. This doesn't appear to be a valid date
We need this to check that you live in an STV region.
This field is required. This doesn't appear to be a valid postcode
Would you like us to email you about our great shows and services from time to time?
We'll only send emails we think you'll like (see example) based on information you have supplied and shows you have watched on STV Player. For details on emails and advertising, see our STV & You page.
Would you like to receive emails from the Scottish Children's Lottery about draws, instant games and competitions?
We support the Scottish Children's Lottery (SCL), which is managed by our colleagues at STV ELM Ltd. You can find out more about the SCL on its website, including its Privacy Policy.

By continuing you agree to our Terms of Use, and understand our Privacy and Cookie Policies.

Upload Profile Picture

Please make sure your image is under 2mb in size and a valid JPG, PNG or GIF.

Are you sure?

Unfortunately, you'll be unable to access our premium content. We’ll be sorry to see you go, but if you change your mind you can rejoin us at any time.

Please verify your STV account

Please verify your STV account using the email we sent you. If you have lost the email, we can send you another one, just click the button below.

Thanks

We've sent you a new verification email.
Please check your email and follow the instructions to verify your account.

Welcome to STV
Thanks for joining us.

Oops!

Sorry, you must be at least 12 years old to place a vote for your Real Hero.

Please review our Voting Terms of Use for more information.

Oops!

Sorry! It seems that you are using a browser that is incompatible with our voting service.

To register your vote please copy the below URL in to your regular mobile browser. We recommend Google Chrome, or Safari.

http://shows.stv.tv/real-heroes/voting

Oops!

Sorry, you seem to have already voted in this category.

Thanks for voting

Now share your vote with friends on your social network

Share on twitter Share on facebook

Cast your vote

Please register or sign in to continue.

Cast your vote

This field is required. This doesn't appear to be a valid date

Cast your vote

Please fill out this form to cast your vote. As you are under 16 years old you will not create an STV account. Why do we need these details?

This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. That doesn't look like a valid e-mail format, please check.
Location This field is required.
Parental Consent This field is required.

That's you. All that's left is to click the 'Submit Vote' button below. By doing so, you confirm that you and your parent or guardian have read and accept our Voting Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Cookie policy, and that the details you have entered are correct. We'll look after them as carefully as if they were our own.