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German FA fined at Euro 2012 over behaviour of fans

The German Football Association were today facing a second fine for the behaviour of Germany fans at the European Championship.

UEFA today announced they had were taking action against the DFB for the "improper conduct" of their supporters during Sunday's 2-1 Group B win over Denmark.

The disciplinary proceedings were for the "display of inappropriate banners and symbols, and inappropriate chanting", but UEFA refused to confirm if any of those were racist in nature.

The DFB was also charged with the setting-off of fireworks, having already been fined €10,000 after their fans threw screwed up pieces of paper at Portugal players during their opening match.

UEFA's Control and Disciplinary Body will deal with the latest case on Saturday.

The FARE (Football Against Racism in Europe) network, who have been working with UEFA to monitor crowd problems at Euro 2012, later announced one of their observers had reported a neo-Nazi banner in the German section of the crowd during Sunday's match in Lviv.

FARE posted on their official Twitter account: "FARE can confirm that one of our observers reported a neo-nazi banner in the German section at the match v Denmark in Lviv on Sunday."