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Spartak Moscow fans burned posters of modern Turkey's founding father, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, during yesterday’s first-leg Champions League qualifier against Istanbul's Fenerbahçe, daily Hürriyet reported today.
 
Turkish flags were also burned by the Spartak fans, according to a report penned by an observer from European football’s governing body, UEFA.
 
An official response is yet to come from UEFA, but Russian media reports hinted at a possible end to Spartak's Champions League journey if the team ends up being disqualified.
 
Spartak was handed a 75,000-euro fine and a one-match stadium ban two years ago following conflicts during a Champions League match against Slovakia’s MSK Zilina.

August/22/2012

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