Italian side, AS Roma have been charged by Uefa following alleged racist chants by their fans directed at former defender, Antonio Rudiger in Wednesday’s Champions League match.
To this effect, Uefa released a statement saying “Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the Uefa Champions League group stage match between Chelsea FC and AS Roma (3-3), played on October 18 in England.”
Uefa then added that the charge was “racist behaviour (monkey chants),” and that the case will be dealt with by the Uefa Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on November 16.
Antonio Rudiger who signed for Chelsea from Roma this summer has previously complained about the issue before leaving Italy when he spoke to German sports magazine SportBild saying: “Racism is a serious issue here.
Incidents like the ones with (Juventus’ Medhi) Benatia and me simply happen too often in this country and that is why something must happen now. When the Italian FA is not doing anything then FIFA must act.”
Rudiger came on as a substitute in the top of the table clash which ended 3-3 at the Bridge to maintain Chelsea’s lead at the top in group C.
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