UEFA charge Atalanta for fans’ racist chants at Batshuayi

February 27 – Atalanta have officially been charged by UEFA after their fans aimed monkey chants at Borussia Dortmund’s on-loan forward Michy Batshuayi during their recent Europa League clash.

After the second leg of the tie, which ended in a 1-1 draw and saw the German club qualify for the next round, Batshuayi took to Twitter to accuse a section of the Atalanta fans of racially abusing him.

Atalanta have already been punished for similar abuse earlier this season when they were fined and forced to close a stand after  Napoli’s ‘s Kalidou Koulibaly was the target.

UEFA confirmed they have also charged Dortmund for their fans setting off fireworks and throwing objects in the stadium.

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