Roma charged for alleged racist chanting at Chelsea match

UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Roma over alleged racist chanting during the 3-3 Champions League draw with Chelsea.

Roma fans have been accused of making "monkey chants" after Antonio Rudiger, who joined Chelsea from the Serie A side in the summer, shielded the ball out of play while under pressure from forward Stephan El Shaarawy.   -  Bongarts

Roma faces action from UEFA after European football's governing body opened disciplinary proceedings over alleged racist chanting during the Serie A side's 3-3 Champions League draw at Chelsea on Wednesday.

An absorbing clash at Stamford Bridge was marred when a section of supporters were heard targeting defender Antonio Rudiger, who left Roma for Chelsea in the transfer window.

Visiting fans have been accused of making "monkey chants" after the Germany international shielded the ball out of play while under pressure from forward Stephan El Shaarawy.

UEFA confirmed the case will be examined by its Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on November 16, a little over two weeks after the return fixture takes place at the Stadio Olimpico.

Spartak Moscow was charged over a similar offence relating to a Youth League match against Liverpool on September 26.

The draw ensured Chelsea remains top of Group C after three matches, two points ahead of Roma.

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