Russian Premier League squad Torpedo Moscow has been ordered to play two home games in an empty stadium after fans showed a banner with a Nazi symbol.
The Torpedo Moscow fans unveiled the banner during the team’s 3-1 win against Arsenal Tula on Sunday. Torpedo was also fined $16,300 for fan violence, which included fighting and insulting chants.
The penalty will not be in effect until May since Torpedo is already required to play its next two home games in a closed stadium. This is the club’s fourth racism-related ban this season.
Torpedo’s latest penalty comes a week after the Russian Football Federation announced a supervisor would oversee club operations and compile evidence against teams who partake in racism-related offenses.
Russia is hosting the next FIFA World Cup in 2018.