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Sparta Prague charged by UEFA following racist abuse against Monaco

Thu 05 August 2021 | 18:50

UEFA has charged Sparta Prague after there has been racist abuse from fans in the Champions League’s first leg in the third round against Monaco.

The battle between

Sparta Prague

and

Monaco

was paused for three minutes as fans abused Monaco's

Aurelien Tchouameni

racially when he scored the opener.

The France U21 international and his teammates talked to the club manager

Niko Kovac

, UEFA officials and referee Michael Oliver to address the alleged racist signing that he was subjected to.

The 21-year-old took the matter to his social media to reveal that he was threatened with death for standing against racism but the “hateful messages” are not going to stop him.

Tchouameni also questioned how UEFA takes action to deal with racist behaviour, asking that the players subjected to the abuse should have a say in the protocols.

He also wanted to know why a game is paused for an offside check “by an inch” but racist chanting isn’t treated the same way.

"Yesterday, our club cam was on the pitch and caught it all,"

he added.

"It was loud and clear."

Kovac revealed that Monaco were "very sad and disgusted" to see abuse continuing "in the 21st century."

UEFA charged the Czech side with these offences: discriminatory behaviour, provocative offensive messages and throwing of objects.


source: SportMob