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UEFA have charged Montenegro following the racist chants directed at England players in Monday’s Euro 2020 qualifying match. Callum Hudson-Odoi said he heard monkey chants during England’s 5-1 victory, while Raheem Sterling and England coach Gareth Southgate said they heard abuse directed towards left-back Danny Rose. UEFA have clarified to ESPN they believe this is Montenegro’s first offence relating to racist chanting and as such, the minimum punishment if found guilty is a partial stadium closure. A fine would only be handed down for a second offence. “I definitely heard abuse of Danny Rose when he got booked at the end of the game,” Southgate said. “There’s no doubt in my mind that happened and we’ll report it to UEFA. It’s not acceptable.” A UEFA statement confirmed on Tuesday that Montenegro have been charged with racist behaviour as well as a string of other offences. “Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the European Qualifiers group A match between Montenegro and England (1-5), played on 25 March in Montenegro,” the statement read. “Charges against Montenegro: – Setting off of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations – Throwing of objects – Art. 16 (2) DR – Racist behaviour – Art. 14 DR – Crowd disturbances – Art. 16 (2) DR – Stairways blocked – Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety and Security Regulations “The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary on 16 May.” <SNIP> LINK

March 6th, 2021

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