Leicester City face UEFA charge over FC Copenhagen flares [BBC]

Flares at the King Power Stadium tonight.
Flares at the King Power Stadium tonight.

Leicester’s perfect Champions League record

Leicester City managed to maintain their perfect start to life in the Champions League tonight.

Claudio Ranieri’s side are still unbeaten and have won every game in their short Champions League history, as of yet.

They have been brilliant in the competition so far and are the only side to have not conceded a goal yet too.

Their win tonight came courtesy of a goal from Algerian winger, Riyad Mahrez.

The forward, who won PFA Player of the Year last season, has had a direct hand in 4 of Leicester’s 5 Champions League goals this season so far, and looks like he’s enjoying it on the big stage.

Leicester face UEFA charge

However, Leicester won’t be celebrating their victory against FC Copenhagen too much tonight.

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According to the BBC, they may face being charged by UEFA after FC Copenhagen fans let off flares at the King Power Stadium tonight.

The Danish champions will also face sanctions from European football’s governing body over the flares, however, UEFA holds host clubs responsible for security inside and around the stadium before, during and after games.

With this being said, it seems as though Leicester City will be sanctioned unless they can prove that they have ‘not been negligent’.

The regulations come under article 16 of UEFA’s competition rules, which cover the Champions League.

See UEFA competition rule 16.1 below:

“Host clubs and national associations are responsible for order and security both inside and around the stadium before, during and after matches.”

“They are liable for incidents of any kind and may be subject to disciplinary measures and directives unless they can prove that they have not been negligent in any way in the organisation of the match.”