More than two dozen coaches at five European clubs have been banned from coaching for six months for using a social media platform to spread their opinions.
The bans were imposed in a disciplinary procedure announced by UEFA in July.
They include the likes of Ajax, Inter Milan, Roma and Schalke.
“The disciplinary proceedings against the six clubs and the footballing authorities have taken place,” said UEFA president Michel Platini.
“In particular, they have been carried out against the football clubs of Schalek and Ajax.
The disciplinary proceedings have not been decided by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), but the decision to impose the measures was made by the UEFA president.”
The actions taken by the six football clubs were unacceptable and were not in the interests of football.
“I have ordered the UEFA vice-president and the head of the CAS to issue the final warning to all those involved in these actions.”
It is my aim that those who have committed these actions and are now being punished should not continue with their behaviour.
“The six clubs will be banned from working in the UEFA-approved sports and media sectors until the end of the season.
The punishments have been handed down in the wake of the controversial incident involving former France coach Laurent Blanc, who said his team were “too good” for the Champions League.
“I did not know the players and I had no idea what they thought. “
“The players did not have the chance to see what I thought about them, and they did not see the message I was sending.””
The former France international has been banned for four games, fined €10,000 and ordered to attend a training session.”
The players did not have the chance to see what I thought about them, and they did not see the message I was sending.”
The former France international has been banned for four games, fined €10,000 and ordered to attend a training session.
He was not fined for his previous comments about the Champions Leagues in which he was a coach.
The banned coaches have been: Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Ligue 1, the Belgian Premier League and the Spanish La Liga.