MINSK, May 6 (Reuters) – A the most popular football team in Belarus, Dynamo Minsk, was handed a record $82,000 fine by the Belarus Football Association on Thursday after the club’s fans displayed a Nazi banner in a league match last week. Dynamo fans raised a banner dedicated to Adolf Hitler’s deputy Rudolf Hess during the game against Vitebsk on April 28.
“It has brought shame not only to Belarus football but to the entire nation,” the country’s FA disciplinary chief told reporters after slapping Dynamo with a 245 million rouble ($82,000) fine, the biggest in Belarus soccer.