UEFA fines Manchester United, two players for doping violations

Published 31.07.2017 17:34
Updated 31.07.2017 17:35
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UEFA has charged Manchester United and two of its players for failing to comply with doping regulations following the Europa League final in May.

Phil Jones and Daley Blind were fined 5,000 euros ($5,900), while Jones was also suspended for two European games after abusing a UEFA doping control officer.

The club was fined 10,000 euros ($11,800) for the incidents which took place after United beat Ajax to win the Europa League title in Stockholm on May 24.

Jones, who UEFA said used "insulting and directing abusive language towards the Doping Control Officer" has also been suspended for two UEFA matches and will miss the Super Cup match against Real Madrid on Aug. 8 and the opening Champions League game.

UEFA said the incidents breached the regulation which states that teams are responsible for ensuring that players selected to undergo doping controls are taken to the control station straight from the pitch as soon as the match is over.

United, who did not immediately respond to a request for comment, can appeal against the decision.

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