News ID: 201775
Published: 0400 GMT October 04, 2017

UEFA opens racism case against Spartak after Liverpool youth game

UEFA opens racism case against Spartak after Liverpool youth game

UEFA opened disciplinary proceedings against Spartak Moscow over alleged racist abuse directed at Liverpool winger Bobby Adekanye.

Liverpool complained to Europe's governing body after fans at the Spartak Academy allegedly made monkey chants aimed at the 18-year-old, BBC reported.

Adekanye, a Nigerian-born Dutch youth international, came on as a 58th-minute substitute during the UEFA Youth League match in Moscow on September 26.

The case will be heard on October 19.

Spartak also faces three charges for incidents involving fans during the 1-1 draw in its Champions League game against the Reds which also took place on September 26.

The charges are in relation to illicit banners and chants, setting off fireworks and blocking stairways. They will be dealt with by UEFA'S control, ethics and disciplinary body on October 19.

Spartak was fined €60,000 (£52,664) for a firework incident during its match at Maribor in September. It has also been banned from selling tickets to its fans for the match in Sevilla on November 1.

   
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