The Union of European football associations (UEFA) has opened disciplinary proceedings against the Moscow football club “Spartak” about racist insults from the fans in the match of the UEFA Youth League against English “Liverpool”.

“Disciplinary proceedings were opened after the group stage match of the UEFA Youth League. Charges against FC Spartak: racist behaviour (monkey hoot),” – said in a statement on

It is expected that the verdict in this case will be submitted on 19 October.

According to “Sport-Express” with reference to the press service of UEFA, the possible sanctions under this disciplinary case will affect only the youth team red-white and it matches.

Recall that Liverpool have complained to UEFA “Spartak” after the match of group tournament of the youth League, held on 26 September at the Academy “Spartak” in Moscow. The meeting ended with the score 2:1 in favor of the hosts.

Led by the legendary Steven Gerrard , the young Reds claimed that the striker of their team, Bobby Adekanye was subjected to racist abuse from fans is red-white while coming on as a substitute in the 59th minute and in the remaining time of the match.

Clarifies that 18-year-old Dutch football player of Nigerian origin in Moscow the audience verbally and with gestures. The British had demanded an investigation into the incident, which was reflected in the Protocol the judge and the UEFA delegate.

In the article The Telegraph noted that a game between the older teams from Liverpool and Moscow in the framework of the UEFA Champions League was also accompanied by provocative actions of fans red-and-white, after which UEFA brought a second consecutive disciplinary case against FC Spartak Moskva.

The reason for the sanctions was the use by the fans at the stadium “Open arena” fireworks, illicit chants and a banner “UEFA Mafia”, and also lock the stair aisles.

The British emphasize that Liverpool have also been in this match of racial taunts from the future hosts of the 2018 world Cup, but complaining about them is not.

UEFA opened a case against “Spartak” about racism fans 04.10.2017

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