However, that didn’t deter fans — seeking a competitive advantage for their respective soccer club. Now, FIFA officials have lowered the financial boom as a result of the fans’ actions.
“As stated in the FIFA Stadium Safety and Security Regulations, laser pointers are considered prohibited items by FIFA and confiscated when the spectators are checked at the outer stadium perimeter,” FIFA said after the incident.
“When incidents happen within the applicable scope of FIFA’s Disciplinary Code, disciplinary measures may be taken based on article 16, paragraph 2,” which says teams are liable for inappropriate behavior from their fans.”
As for how FIFA came up with the punishment for Senegal, the governing body said its disciplinary panel compared it to other cases from WC qualifying games where similar incidents happened.
Senegal must also play a future game in a stadium with no fans.
Despite the large fine … unfortunately for Mo Saleh and Egypt, they’re out of luck ’cause the results of the game still stand.