FC Copenhagen fined for fans' firecrackers


COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- FC Copenhagen has been fined 100,000 kroner ($17,862) because fans interrupted a Danish league match with firecrackers earlier this month.

The Danish football federation says it was "totally unacceptable" that players, referees and others were exposed to danger when fans lit firecrackers and smoke bombs during a game at Aalborg on March 4.

The DBU says Aalborg was fined 10,000 kroner ($1,786) because one of its fans entered the field in the 89th minute, forcing the referee to suspend the game for the fourth time.

The game ended in a 1-1 draw.

FC Copenhagen leads the Danish league after 22 games.