Fans fined for throwing dead rats on to pitch

May 12, 2017

COPENHAGEN, (AP):

Fans of Danish football club Brondby, who threw three dead rats at opposing players during a game, have earned their club a 150,000-kroner (US$17,300) fine from the Denmark football federation.

The fine was also for fans using fireworks.

The DBU says Brondby fans threw the dead rodents towards two FC Copenhagen players during an April 17 game between the Copenhagen clubs. Copenhagen, which this month retained its Superliga title, won 1-0.

Throwing the rats was "an aggravating circumstance," the DBU said yesterday.

Brondby had already issued 12-month bans to two people for throwing the rats.

Copenhagen was also fined 75,000 kroners (US$8,650) for its fans lighting fireworks during the same game.

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