English football club Chelsea are facing disciplinary action over alleged antisemitic chanting by their supporters during a Europa League match against Vidi FC in Budapest last month, UEFA said in a statement.
The European football body said it had completed an investigation and that “in relation to the alleged racist incidents that occurred at the match, UEFA has announced that disciplinary proceedings have been instigated against Chelsea FC.”
The hearing will take place on Feb. 28th, UEFA added. British media reported some Chelsea supporters chanted offensive songs about Tottenham Hotspur fans early in their 2-2 draw in Hungary.
Chelsea issued a statement following the game describing antisemitism as “abhorrent to this club and the overwhelming majority of our fans.”