Arsenal fans are being warned that the club faces punishment if any fans protest about the farce that is the Europa League final at the match in Baku.

WATFORD, ENGLAND - APRIL 15: Henrikh Mkhitaryan of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between Watford FC and Arsenal FC at Vicarage Road on April 15, 2019 in Watford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
WATFORD, ENGLAND – APRIL 15: Henrikh Mkhitaryan of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between Watford FC and Arsenal FC at Vicarage Road on April 15, 2019 in Watford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

It’s fine if UEFA want to hold a final in a country most fans can’t get to and any with Armenian heritage aren’t allowed visas for but don’t you, the irrelevant supporter, dare express dissatisfaction with any of it or you could end up in real trouble.

According to an exclusive in Thursday’s Daily Mail, “Officials will be on the lookout for any anti-UEFA banners in Baku as well as listening out for chants.”

Should they see or hear any, Arsenal face, at the very least, a fine for ‘provocative messages’.

The Mail continues, “UEFA have a history of charging clubs over provocative messages. Legia Warsaw were fined £70,000 for a banner which showed a UEFA badge, a pig dressed in a suit and the words: ‘Because football doesn’t matter, money does.’ Celtic were fined £20,000 for a banner which read: ‘F*** UEFA.’”

Daily Mail 23 May 2019

Those banners were clearly too close to the truth for UEFA who are completely incompetent, at best, and concerned only with how much cold, hard cash they can make.