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Belgium: Action Sought After Banner Shows Beheading - Yahoo Sports

Condemnation was near-universal and Ann Cossement of the interior ministry said that authorities were looking at punishment to go as high as a five-year stadium ban and a fine of 5,000 euros ($5,000) because of ''incitement to hatred against one person.'' Foreign Minister Didier Reynders, a Standard Liege fan, already called the banner ''tasteless, stupid and unacceptable.'' http://www.23hq.com/wallfebu/story/19668909 Defour has often said negative pressure from fans only spurs him on to perform well, but, on Sunday, it did not work out that way. He was sent off in the match, that Standard won 2-0, for a second yellow card when he hit a powerful shot into the stands after the referee had blown his whistle. Defour said he had not heard the whistle and shot the ball out to allow a Standard player be treated for an injury. Many interpreted it as an act of anger and frustration at the http://bergjonala.blogs.experienceproject.com fans. Standard said it had been misled by its fans. ''They deceived the club and its fans from the stand who were told that another image would be on the banner, which had nothing to do with Sunday's,'' Standard said in a statement. The image came from a ''Friday the 13th'' movie, but it also raised http://keelyburrasdiary.beeplog.com/292880_5088269.htm chilling comparisons with the recent beheadings of the extremist Islamic State group.
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