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UEFA open disciplinary proceedings against Sparta Prague following racist abuse of Monaco’s Tchouaméni

UEFA have announced this evening that it has opened disciplinary proceedings against Sparta Prague following their Champions League qualifier tie against Monaco.

Midfielder Aurélien Tchouaméni had complained of racist abuse in the aftermath to scoring the opener explaining on social media the next day that he had been subjected to monkey noises from opposition fans. The match was briefly stopped and Frenchman was supported by team-mates and manager, with Niko Kovač later highlighting that Monaco had “won against racism as well”.

The proceedings are based on three charges – “Discriminatory behaviour”, “Provocative offensive messages”, and “Throwing of objects”

Monaco ran out 2-0 winners of the tie’s first leg, with away goals from Tchouaméni and Kevin Volland giving Kovač’s men a healthy lead going into next week’s deciding fixture for a place in the playoffs again

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