UEFA closes Chelsea anti-Semitic chants case; fines Red Star

  • UEFA closes Chelsea anti-Semitic chants case; fines Red Star
Modified 01 Mar 2019, 00:52 IST
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NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has ended an investigation into anti-Semitic chants by Chelsea fans at a Europa League game that the club apologized for.

UEFA says its disciplinary panel closed the case Thursday, meaning Chelsea will not face any sanction over a charge of "racist behavior."

The chant was heard at a group-stage game against Vidi in Hungary in December. Chelsea quickly condemned the behavior saying it is "abhorrent to this club."

UEFA did fine Red Star Belgrade 64,000 euros ($73,000) for "illicit chants" by fans at a Champions League game against Paris Saint-Germain in December.

The Serbian champion had been fined 25,000 euros ($28,500) for illicit chants when the teams played in Paris in October.

PSG was also fined 41,000 euros ($47,000) for various fan incidents at Manchester United in the round of 16 first leg. UEFA also ordered PSG to compensate Man United for damage at the stadium.

Published 01 Mar 2019, 00:52 IST
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