Football: Dynamo Kiev face action over 'racist' fans, says Uefa

Dynamo Kiev fans during Tuesday's Champions League match with Chelsea in the Ukraine capital.
Dynamo Kiev fans during Tuesday's Champions League match with Chelsea in the Ukraine capital.PHOTO: REUTERS

PARIS (AFP) - Uefa have charged Dynamo Kiev over the alleged racist behaviour of the club's supporters during Tuesday's Champions League match with Chelsea in the Ukraine capital.

A Uefa statement announced: "Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the Uefa Champions League group stage match between Dynamo Kyiv and Chelsea FC (0-0) played on Oct 20 in Ukraine."

The charges relate to "racist behaviour... crowd disturbances (and) stairways blocked" during the goalless draw at the Olympic Stadium, the statement added and concern an incident captured on camera by the organisation Football Against Racism in Europe.

The footage apparently shows a group of Dynamo fans attacking four black men after spotting them in a neighbouring section of the stadium.

The case will be heard on Oct 27.

Dynamo were fined 15,000 euros (S$23,720) by European football's governing body earlier this year following their fans' racist behaviour during a Europa League match against Everton last season.

The Ukrainian side were also punished for setting off fireworks and for insufficient organisation during the 5-2 second-leg win in March. Uefa also ordered the partial closure of the stadium for the first leg of the quarter-final against Fiorentina.