Chelsea will not face punishment for what the club themselves described as antisemitic chanting by their fans. At a Europa League game in Hungary. After Uefa closed the disciplinary proceedings.
There was no explanation from European football’s governing body, which had charged Chelsea with racist behavior by fans. It reached the decision because it could not gather enough evidence.
After the Europa League game, Chelsea publicly condemned a small section of their travelling fans for an anti-Tottenham Hotspur chant which referenced “Yids”. They said the chant, heard in the opening three minutes of the game, “shamed the club” and they questioned “the brainpower” of those responsible.
Chelsea faced a partial closure of Stamford Bridge in European competition if found guilty. A Uefa statement said: “The CEDB [control, ethics and disciplinary body] has decided to close the disciplinary proceedings against Chelsea FC.”
Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos has been suspended for an extra European match after Uefa found him guilty of “clearly receiving a yellow card on purpose” and will miss two games in total.
The referee booked Ramos in the 89th minute of Madrid’s 2-1 win at Ajax. Immediately after the match, he said “would be lying” denying earning the caution. Which meant he could serve a ban in the return leg of the last-16-tie and start with a clean slate. Later, he used social media to claim he had not intentionally collected a yellow card. But was referring to intentionally giving away a free-kick to prevent an Ajax equalizer.
Uefa has fined Manchester United €16,000 (£13,700) over the throwing of objects and blocked stairways in the Champions League game at home to Paris Saint-Germain. FIFA fined the french club, a sum of €41,000 for their fans’ behavior at Old Trafford. FIFA ordered PSG to compensate United for damage they caused the segregation net and seats.