UEFA fine Russian player Tarasov over Putin T-shirt

UEFA fine Russian player Tarasov over Putin T-shirt
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Published March 18th, 2016 - 15:40 GMT via SyndiGate.info

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Lokomotiv Moscow's Dmitri Tarasov wears a shirt showing Russian President Vladimir Putin that reads 'Most polite president' after the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg football match between Fenerbahce and Lokomotiv Moscow at Sukru Saracoglu Stadium, in Istanbul on February 16, 2016. Fenerbahce won the match 2-0.
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Lokomotiv Moscow's Dmitri Tarasov wears a shirt showing Russian President Vladimir Putin that reads 'Most polite president' after the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg football match between Fenerbahce and Lokomotiv Moscow at Sukru Saracoglu Stadium, in Istanbul on February 16, 2016. Fenerbahce won the match 2-0. STR / AFP

UEFA Friday fined Lokomotiv Moscow midfielder Dmitri Tarasov 5,000 euros (5,600 dollars) for displaying a T-shirt showing a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin at a Europa League match.

Tarasov was sanctioned for "improper conduct" during the February 16 game against Fenerbahce in Istanbul.

The match came as tensions ran high between the Russian and Turkish governments after Turkish forces shot down a Russian warplane in November.

Players "must not reveal undergarments that show political, religious, personal slogans, statements or images, or advertising other than the manufacturer logo," UEFA said.

Tarasov had removed his jersey after the final whistle of the match to reveal a T-shirt showing a portrait of Putin and the words "the most polite president."

Lokomotiv last month fined Tarasov over the incident. Reports in Moscow said he was been fined 300,000 euros plus bonuses.

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