UEFA set to investigate alleged racism complaint against Chelsea in the Europa League.
Reports of anti semitic chants during Chelsea’ group league game against Vidi was registered with UEFA by the ethics and disciplinary inspector and Chelsea’ fate will now be decided in the next meeting of the club’s governing body.
If UEFA finds any wrongdoing the Blues could face a partial or whole stadium ban in their European match. UEFA’s Disciplinary Regulation consists of Article 14 which clearly states that if a supporter” insults the human dignity of a person or group of persons on whatever grounds, including skin colour, race, religion or ethnic origin” then the associated club will face sanctions.
Chelsea have received numerous racism complaints off late and club chairman Bruce Buck has given a strong statement insisting the West London giants are prepared to go to any extent to punish those miscreants.
An UEFA statement 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 aforementioned match, Uefa has announced that disciplinary proceedings have been instigated against Chelsea FC in accordance with the Article 55 of the DR. The Uefa Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body will deal with this case on the occasion of its next meeting on 28 February 2019.”