PRAGUE -- Two clubs in the top Czech division have been fined by the country's football federation for anti-Islam messages held up by their fans.
The federation's disciplinary committee said in a statement Thursday it fined champion Viktoria Plzen and Jablonec 100,000 koruna ($4,110) each.
In a match against Bohemians Prague 1905, Jablonec fans unveiled a huge poster with a female figure called "Europe" kicking a pig wearing a turban. Police also have been investigating the case.
The fans said they...
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PRAGUE -- An official says 15 fans of Russian club CSKA Moscow have been arrested in Prague for giving a Nazi salute and attacking police.
CSKA lost to Viktoria Plzen 2-1 on Tuesday in their last group match in the Champions League to finish last in Group D.
Plzen is located about 60 miles southwest of Prague.
Police spokesman Jan Danek says the incident took place early Thursday. Danek says one of the fans allegedly gave a Nazi salute while others attacked police, injuring two officers.