UEFA have opened disciplinary proceedings against Roma after their fans’ disgraceful behaviour at Stamford Bridge during the 3-3 draw between Chelsea and Roma on Wednesday.
Chelsea defender and former Roma player Antonio Rudiger was reportedly the target of racial abuse from Roma fans at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.
A UEFA statement read: “Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League group stage match between Chelsea FC and AS Roma (3-3), played on 18 October in England.
“Charges against AS Roma: – Racist behaviour (monkey chants) – Art. 14 of the Disciplinary Regulations
“This case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 16 November.”
Rudiger had previously complained about the level of racism in Italian football.
“Racism is a serious issue here,” Rudiger told SportBild in May.
“Incidents like the ones with Benatia and me simply happen too often in this country and that is why something must happen now. When the Italian FA is not doing anything then FIFA must act.
“It is easy to come up with the ‘No to racism’ campaign but when you don’t do anything concrete then that does not help.”