Euro 2024: UEFA investigates racist chants by Serbia fans during England game

Serbian fans during their opening game of the Euro 2024 tournament. Credit: PA

UEFA has opened an investigation into reported racist chants by Serbian fans at England's opening game on Monday.

The governing body announced the disciplinary case against the Serbian FA following their 1-0 defeat to England.

ITV News understands the complaint prompting the investigation did not come from the FA.

"The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) will decide on the matter in due course," UEFA said in a statement.

"Furthermore, an UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector will conduct a disciplinary investigation regarding alleged discriminatory behaviour."

England players were unaware of any alleged racist chants during Sunday’s match, ITV News understands.

UEFA said the investigation was looking at accusations of objects being thrown by fans and displaying a banner that was "transmitting a provocative message unfit for a sports event."

It is believed undercover observers in the ground contacted the tournament organisers about the chanting.

Earlier on Monday the Kosovan federation had earlier complained to UEFA about Serbian flags, chants and banners at the match which it claimed contained "political, chauvinistic and racist messages against Kosovo".

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