AVB wants UEFA to act over chants

Mousa Dembele battles with Esteban Cambiasso at the San Siro
Mousa Dembele battles with Esteban Cambiasso at the San Siro Photo: PA

Andre Villas-Boas expects UEFA to take action against Inter Milan after their supporters appeared to racially abuse Tottenham players tonight.

Monkey chants were heard at the San Siro this evening during the second leg of a Europa League last-16 tie during which an inflatable banana was seen in the crowd.

Emmanuel Adebayor seemed to be the particular target of the racist abuse but had the last laugh, prodding home in extra-time with the game finishing 4-1 on the night and putting Tottenham through on away goals after the tie finished 4-4 on aggregate.

However, progress to the quarter-finals was overshadowed by appalling abuse from the terraces, with attention now turning to what action governing body UEFA will take.

"It's a very sensitive situation," Spurs manager Villas-Boas said of the chanting. "UEFA set out to act on that situation.

"It was very, very easy to hear the chanting so I am sure that UEFA will act on it.

"It's difficult for Inter Milan because it is something that in some way has happened before.

"It doesn't mar the game but it is something that should have been avoided."