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Denmark is fined $20,000 after rowdy World Cup supporters displayed a ‘sexist banner’ and threw objects during Australia’s national anthem

  • Denmark Football Association was fined $20,000 by FIFA for disrespecting fans 
  • Scandinavian fans threw objects during Australian anthem at 2018 World Cup 
  • Danish supporters held 'sexist' flag during match translating to 'large breasts'

Denmark has been hit with a hefty fine after their rowdy supporters disrespected the Australian national anthem.

The Scandinavian country was fined for crowd disturbance as their supporters waved a 'sexist banner' during the World Cup.

The Danish Football Association was fined more than AUD$20,000 by FIFA after their fans also threw objects at the Australian team before the Thursday game.

Denmark was fined more than AUD$20,000 for crowd disturbance as their supporters waved a 'sexist banner' during the World Cup with Danish words 'Store Patter' (third flag from right)

Denmark was fined more than AUD$20,000 for crowd disturbance as their supporters waved a 'sexist banner' during the World Cup with Danish words 'Store Patter' (third flag from right)

Local media reported the slogan - which directly translates to 'big patches' - had become an 'international scandal' because it is a slang term for 'large breasts'

Local media reported the slogan – which directly translates to 'big patches' – had become an 'international scandal' because it is a slang term for 'large breasts'

The Danish Football Association was fined more than AUD$20,000 by FIFA after their fans threw objects at the Australian team before the Thursday game (pictured)

The Danish Football Association was fined more than AUD$20,000 by FIFA after their fans threw objects at the Australian team before the Thursday game (pictured)

Fans failed to respect the 'pre-match protocol' during the Australia national anthem, the football association said in a statement.

The offending flag reportedly had the Danish words 'store patter' plastered in the white cross of their national flag.

Local media reported the slogan – which directly translates to 'big patches' – had become an 'international scandal' because it is a slang term for 'large breasts'.

'We are taking note of the fine and in addition have a full focus on the match on Tuesday,' Dansk Boldspel-Union communications manager Jakob Hoyer said according to Danish publication Ritzau. 

FIFA announced in 2015 they would use anti-discrimination monitors to assist in locating offensive merchandise.

Australia drew with Denmark 1-1 late last week in Russia during the 2018 World Cup.

Fans failed to respect the 'pre-match protocol' during Australia national anthem (pictured)

Fans failed to respect the 'pre-match protocol' during Australia national anthem (pictured)

Australia drew with Denmark 1-1 last week in Russia during 2018 World Cup (pictured Australian Robbie Kruse and Denmark's Henrik Dalsgaard)

Australia drew with Denmark 1-1 last week in Russia during 2018 World Cup (pictured Australian Robbie Kruse and Denmark's Henrik Dalsgaard)

FIFA announced in 2015 they would use anti-discrimination monitors to assist in locating offensive merchandise

FIFA announced in 2015 they would use anti-discrimination monitors to assist in locating offensive merchandise

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