MX23RW : Tuesday, April 23 16:36:06| >> :600:3120602:3120602:
Mar 14, 2019 at 5.55pm UK at ​Olimpisky National Sports Complex
Attendance: 64,830
Dynamo Kiev
0-5
Chelsea
FT(HT: 0-3)
Giroud (5', 33', 59'), Alonso (45'), Hudson-Odoi (78')

Chelsea lodge complaint over racist abuse in Dynamo Kiev match

Chelsea lodge complaint over racist abuse in Dynamo Kiev match
© Reuters
The governing body is now set to investigate.

Chelsea have lodged a formal complaint with UEFA over racist abuse aimed at Callum Hudson-Odoi during the closing stages of the 5-0 Europa League win away to Dynamo Kiev.

The Premier League club issued a statement on Monday highlighting the incident during the second leg on March 14, which did not name Hudson-Odoi directly.

During the last two minutes of the match, winger Hudson-Odoi, 18, brought the incident – which Press Association Sport understands to have been monkey chants from a small group of ‘ultras’ home supporters in the corner of the end Chelsea were attacking – to the attention of team-mate Cesar Azpilicueta.

Shortly after the final whistle, defender Azpilicueta went up to the referee to complain about the abuse.

When Hudson-Odoi left the pitch, he told the club of the incident. Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck and club secretary David Barnard swiftly sought out the UEFA delegate and reported it to him.

A Chelsea club statement on Monday read: “We can confirm a report of racist abuse directed at one of our players in the final minutes of the match in Kiev from a small section of home supporters. We wholeheartedly condemn such abhorrent behaviour.

“The matter was reported to the referee at the final whistle and the chairman and club secretary spoke to the UEFA match delegate immediately after the match.

“We expect UEFA to conduct a fulsome investigation and we will provide full cooperation.”

With the matter included in both the referee’s report and being highlighted to UEFA, the governing body is now set to investigate.

Press Association Sport has contacted UEFA for further comment.

Olivier Giroud
Olivier Giroud’s hat-trick led Chelsea to a comfortable victory (Efrem Lukatsky/AP)

It is understood Chelsea opted against issuing a statement on the evening of the match as both the club and player were content the matter was being dealt with correctly and taken very seriously by UEFA having gone through the correct channels.

France forward Olivier Giroud had scored a hat-trick to set the Blues on their way towards a memorable away victory, with Hudson-Odoi also getting on the scoresheet during the 78th minute.

Chelsea were later drawn against Czech side Slavia Prague in the quarter-finals.


Click here for more stories about Callum Hudson-Odoi

Click here for more stories about Chelsea

Share this article now:

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool35277179205988
2Manchester CityMan City34282487226586
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs342211164352967
4Chelsea35207859382167
5Arsenal34206868432566
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd34197863481564
7Everton35147145044649
8Watford34147134949049
9Leicester CityLeicester35146154847148
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves34139124142-148
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham35127164454-1043
12Crystal Palace35126174348-542
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle35118163544-941
14Bournemouth35125184962-1341
15Burnley35117174462-1840
16Southampton3499164057-1736
17Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton3497183253-2134
18Cardiff CityCardiff3594223065-3531
RFulham3565243376-4323
RHuddersfield TownHuddersfield3535272069-4914

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account