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.
Contact the writer of this story at firstname.lastname@example.org