UEFA investigates alleged offensive chants by Chelsea fans
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA says it wants a deeper investigation into alleged anti-Semitic chants by Chelsea fans that the club condemned after a Europa League game.
UEFA says a disciplinary inspector will “conduct an investigation in relation to the alleged racist incident” by mid-January.
Some Chelsea fans were heard singing an anti-Semitic chant targeting Tottenham minutes into a 2-2 draw at Hungarian club Vidi on Thursday.
In a statement that evening, Chelsea questioned the “brainpower” of fans who did not understand the chant was “abhorrent.”
UEFA would typical open a formal disciplinary case within 36 hours if incident details are reported by a referee or match delegate.