PSG getting UEFA fines for displaying provocative tifos in the Champions League

Paris Saint-Germain v AC Milan: Group F - UEFA Champions League 2023/24
Paris Saint-Germain v AC Milan: Group F - UEFA Champions League 2023/24 / Christian Liewig - Corbis/GettyImages

PSG finds itself in UEFA's disciplinary spotlight, having already been fined twice through just the three first matchdays of the Champions League season.

Despite only completing three matches so far, the club has already incurred financial penalties from European football's governing body because of the behavior of the fans at the stands of the Parc des Princes.

UEFA's disciplinary committee has been quick to impose fines this season hitting PSG two times already. The first offense occurred during the September 19 match against Dortmund, resulting in a €3,500 fine for the use of smoke bombs by the supporters. The disciplinary committee, in a meeting on October 12, also fined Dortmund €15,000 for an unspecified "provocative" banner.

The second fine followed the October 4 match at Newcastle, with the commission on October 25 penalizing PSG €3,250, again for the use of a pyrotechnic device. The cumulative fines now stand at €6,750, which is no money for PSG but still a blemish.

Despite the relatively low media coverage of these sanctions, UEFA continues to generate revenue through its disciplinary measures, which is the main reason they blast clubs with them.

Most recently, it's been reported that UEFA is already analyzing the match between PSG and AC Milan, where smoke bombs were part of an elaborate tifo paying homage to Jean-Paul Belmondo (depicted above).

There is an obvious expectation that the fines might escalate given the pattern established in the earlier matches, let alone considering the content of said tifo banner.