London-based football club Chelsea will face UEFA investigation following allegations of racial chanting during a Europa League match against MOL Vidi in December, last year. Also Read - MUN vs GRD Dream11 Team Tips And Predictions, Europa League: Football Prediction Tips For Today’s Manchester United vs Granada on April 16, Saturday
Chelsea’s supporters are alleged to have slurred racial chants at MOL Vidi FC during the match held in Hungary which ended in a draw. Also Read - Porto vs Chelsea: Mount And Chilwell Help Blues to 2-0 Win in Champions League
Addressing the issue at that time, the club had termed the incident as “abhorrent” while adding that those involved in the incident have “shamed the club”. Also Read - Kylian Mbappe Scores Twice as PSG Beat Bayern Munich 3-2 in Champions League Thriller
“Antisemitism and any other kind of race-related or religious hatred is abhorrent to this club and the overwhelming majority of our fans. It has no place at Chelsea or in any of our communities. We have stated this loud and clear on many occasions from the owner, the board, coaches and players,” goal.com quoted the club, as saying.
“Any individuals that can’t summon the brainpower to comprehend this simple message and are found to have shamed the club by using antisemitic or racist words or actions will face the strongest possible action from the club,” the statement added.
Now, UEFA has decided to carry out further investigation into the matter. A statement released by the club read, “Based on the report submitted by the UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector commissioned to conduct an investigation – according to Article 31 (4) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR) – in relation to the alleged racist incidents that occurred at the afore-mentioned match, UEFA has announced that disciplinary proceedings have been instigated against Chelsea FC in accordance with the Article 55 of the DR.” The racial charges levied will be judged in UEFA’s next meeting which is scheduled to be held on February 28.