Warsaw's Legia out of Champions League

Ausiliatrice Cristiano
Agosto 3, 2017

The banner, which depicts a small child being held at gunpoint by a Nazi solider, was displayed alongside the words: "During the Warsaw Uprising Germans killed 160,000 people".

The club also held a minute of silence prior to kick-off, but it is the banner that is nearly certain to draw an investigation by UEFA.

The Uprising began on 1st August 1944, as Polish civilians revolted in an attempt to free their city from Nazi occupation. The 63-day battle led to between 150,000 and 200,000 people being killed, a lot of them civilians.

The only issue with this, from Legia's perspective, is that they're likely to be sanctioned by UEFA for their provocative banner.

Legia have also been fined in the past for racist and anti-semitic chanting at home matches.

The Warsaw team, and 14 other losers from the third round of the Champions League, will play in the last round of the UEFA Europa League.

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