The J-League said Monday it has actually provided a 1 million yen ($ 9,100) great to second-division group Kyoto Sanga after a club advocate waved a flag with a design that evokes Nazi Germany throughout a preseason match in February.

The fan waved the flag in concern at a match in between Kyoto and first-division side Cerezo Osaka at Sanga Stadium. The fan had actually hoisted the flag at nearly every home game given that 2010 however did not understand what the design symbolized, according to the league.

While Kyoto had examined whether banners brought to the stadiums by fans were proper, they had actually not verified the styles of specific flags, the J-League stated.

“We will interact with fans to take preventative steps and produce a stadium that everyone can delight in,” club chairman Masaaki Ito said in a comment.

The team likewise said sorry in a statement provided in February after the event came to light.