Uefa has charged Montenegro with racist behaviour following a abuse suffered by England players in their Euro 20 20 qualifier at Podgorica on Monday.

England won 5-1 but the match was overshadowed by racist chanting from a home fans directed at several England players, for example Danny Rose.

Uefa said”disciplinary proceedings” had been opened against Montenegro with a charge for”stereotypical behavior”.

Anti-discrimination group Fare said they’d identified the match as”risky” to get racism before the game.

Montenegro coach Ljubisa Tumbakovic said he didn’t”hear or see some” racist abuse.

But Fare executive manager Piara Powar said:”We had an observer gift who picked up evidence of racial abuse.

“Our monitoring team are compiling evidence that we now have before introducing it to Uefa.”

Montenegro also face other charges pertaining to audience disturbances, the throwing of items, putting off of fireworks and the blocking of stairways subsequent to the game at the Podgorica City Stadium.

What happened?

BBC football correspondent John Murray also said he heard that the chanting through the game and spoke to pitch-side photographers that described the misuse that the England players received because”disgusting”.

In injury time Rose was booked following a strong challenge on Aleksandar Boljevic, with more racist chants geared toward the 28-year-old.

It’s perhaps not the first time Rose has faced this situation on international duty.

He had been mistreated in Serbia in an Under21 game in 2012. Serbia’s FA has been fined £65,000, by using their Under21s being forced to play with a game behind closed doors.

More to follow along.


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