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Hearts fined for Anfield pitch invasion
21 Sep, 2012 3:41 PM GMT
Heart of Midlothian, the Scottish Premier League club, was sanctioned after their supporters took to the Anfield pitch in the Europa League play-off second-leg tie against Liverpool this month, as they celebrated David Templeton's goal in the 85th minute which brought them level on aggregate. However, the celebrations would be in vain, as Luis Suarez scored late on to see the Reds advance to the group stages in Europe.
And further salt into Hearts' wounds was a financial sanction from European football's governing body. A statement read: "Heart of Midlothian FC have been fined 5,000 euros by the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body for 'pitch invasion by supporters' at last month's UEFA Europa League play-off second-leg match at Anfield Road between Liverpool FC and the Scottish club."