Aberdeen and St Johnstone fined by UEFA as David Wotherspoon receives Euro ban


ABERDEEN and St Johnstone have been fined by UEFA due to the misbehaviour of supporters in their respective Europa Conference League play-off ties.

The Dons were drawn alongside Azerbaijan’s Qarabag in the final round of qualifying, suffering a 1-0 defeat in Baku before losing the reverse fixture 3-1 at home a week later.

UEFA have since charged Aberdeen for a pitch invasion from the match at Pittodrie and have ordered the Premiership club to pay a £4300 fine.

St Johnstone, meanwhile, face a fine of £1900 after European football’s governing body for objects thrown onto the pitch in the second leg of their tie with LASK.

The Austrians won 3-1 on aggregate, including a 2-0 victory at McDiarmid Park where Saints midfielder David Wotherspoon was sent off less than 60 seconds after coming off the bench as a substitute.

The 31-year-old has subsequently been handed a three-match ban by UEFA “for assaulting another player” after he received a straight red card for elbowing LASK’s Florian Flecker.


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