Mestre says Barcelona will fight UEFA's 40,000 euro Estelada fine

Baku, October 30, AZERTAC

Jordi Mestre says Barcelona wll fight the latest fine handed to them by UEFA for the Estelada flags present at the Champions League game at Camp Nou against Bayer Leverkusen in September, according to Sport EN.

"First we will speak with UEFA and we will go to the CAS [Court of Arbitration for Sport]; if necessary we will go to the ordinary court in Switzerland and maybe even the court in Strasbourg," Barça's vice-president said.

The Catalan club have been find 40,000 euros for the presence of the flags, which represent support of independence in the region.

It's the second time they've been fined for them, with the first coming after last season's Champions League final, although on that occasion the figure was 30,000 euros.

Talks between UEFA and Barça followed, but Mestre laments the fact they have not resulted in an agreement.

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