The union of European Football (UEFA) have made a decision to open disciplinary proceedings against AS Roma for their action
And that is particularly on the part of the supporters of the Gialorossi for making ‘monkey chants’ at Stamford Bridge.UEFA have taken this action after a group of Roma faithful allegedly targeted Chelsea centre-half, Antonio Rudiger with racist chants.
The 24-year-old made a switch in the region of £34m from the Italian capital club during the summer transfer window.That saw the German international teaming up with the Blues after ending his two-year association with the Stadio Olimpico landlords.Both Chelsea and Roma eventually played out a highly entertaining 3-3 draw in their Champions League group phase encounter.
The Blues were hoping to maintain their perfect record in this season’s Champions League group phase against the Italian giants.They, however, knew they were facing a tough battle before the meeting with the Gialorossi at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.
This is simply because the West London outfit were up against a tough side whom they welcomed to England’s capital.It was certainly one of the biggest contests of Match-day three in the competition as both sides ooze sheer quality.Both teams also boast attacking players that can change the course of a game in a twinkle of an eye.
However, going into the match proper, the two clubs had not particularly been performing that excellently in their respective leagues.The Gialorossi are currently occupying the fifth position on the Serie A standings with 15 points from seven games.And the West Londoners are also fifth on the Premier League table after bagging 13 points from eight outings.
UEFA charge Roma with monkey chants
European football’s governing body have now charged Roma with “monkey chants” which their fans made during the game against Chelsea.
The supporters of the Serie A giants reportedly made the chants to second-half substitute, Rudiger during the Champions League meeting.UEFA’s control, ethics and disciplinary body is now set to look into the matter further on November 16.And that will be exactly two weeks after the two teams must have met each other in the second leg.