Union of European Football Associations known as UEFA has fined Russian club Zenit from is .because their fans held a banner saying that
The banner was spread across the stadium during a UEFA Cup game with Olympique Marseille.
Kosovo is a Serbian province whose separatist Albanian Muslims have seized power through violence then illegally declared independence while few European states have decided to recognize this illegal act.
During the game Zenit fans held a banner in Russian saying, "We won't give Kosovo" and another in French saying that "is the heart of ".
Recently, a Serbian swimmer was also punished by another EU-dominated sports institution for wearing a shirt saying thatis .
UEFA which is located in the EU is now punishing soccer clubs whose fans disagree with the illegality of Kosovo's independence declaration.