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Uruguay's Nacional fined for Chapecoense taunts

IANS  |  Rio de Janeiro 

have been fined $80,000 by the South American football governing body after some of their fans mocked about the 2016 plane crash that devastated the Brazilian club.

supporters have also been banned from attending the club's next three away matches in official competitions, the Paraguay-based organisation said in a statement on Monday, reports

Several supporters made gestures referring to the tragedy during their team's 1-0 victory at in the first leg of a qualifier on January 31.

Nacional also won last week's return match in 1-0, a result that eliminated from South America's top club tournament.

The Brazilian club had asked to expel Nacional from the for the "attack on human dignity" .

Nacional last week apologised for the fans behaviour and said that two club members had been banned from stadiums.

Seventy one people died -- including 19 players and all of the club's coaching staff -- when their chartered flight ran out of fuel and slammed into a mountain near in November 2016. There were six survivors.

The accident occurred just days before Chapecoense and Colombia's Atletico Nacional were due to play in the first leg of the Copa Sudamericana final in



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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 12:44 IST