Istanbul club Fenerbahçe's Europa League match last Thursday was a sight to behold. The game was played in an empty stadium as punishment for a December match in which fans hurled fireworks onto the pitch, so the team set up a large viewing screen outside. Fans launched dozens of flares attached to small parachutes from the viewing plaza, and they gently cascaded into the stadium.

It was creative and stunning, but it came with a price: Fenerbahçe was fined, and will be forced to play yet another match in an empty stadium. This may not work, as Fenerbahçe fans do have the technology to launch flares from outside. Not sure if UEFA noticed.

[Hurriyet]