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Barcelona president Rosell angry over UEFA fines

Barcelona president Sandro Rosell is angry over the punishments his club received for their Super Cup clash.

Rosell has described the punishments his club received for incidents during this summer's European Super Cup in Monaco as "unfair" and "excessive".

The European champions revealed they were fined 110,000 euros by UEFA for coming out for the second half of the game against Porto two minutes late and for the lighting of 10 flares by fans in the Stade Louis II.

Rosell was quoted as telling Onda Cero Catalunya tonight: "We will comply with the law, but I think that one sanction is unjust and the other excessive.

"Regarding the matter of coming out after half-time , it's excessive because in a changing room many things happen during these minutes, players are going to the bathroom at the last minute...It's the law but I think it's excessive.

"But the sanction for the flares is worse because it's unfair. Barcelona cannot be responsible who brings flares into this stadium because Barcelona don't control who enters and who doesn't enter that ground. And what if they weren't Barca fans who had the flares?"

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