Atletico Madrid charged for far-right banner at Europa final

Fans set off flares during the Europa League Final soccer match between Marseille and Atletico Madrid at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France, Wednesday, May 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Europa League winner Atletico Madrid faces UEFA punishment for fans displaying a far-right banner at the final on Wednesday

NYON, Switzerland — Europa League winner Atletico Madrid faces UEFA punishment for fans displaying a far-right banner at the final on Wednesday.

UEFA says Atletico faces charges for "racist behavior" and fans lighting fireworks when the case is judged on May 31.

Marseille faces several charges including crowd disturbances during the 3-0 loss to Atletico at Lyon.

Marseille fans also caused "acts of damage" at the home stadium of its big rival in the French league.

The French team also faces a fine for players returning late to start the second half.

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