Chelsea take Callum Hudson-Odoi complaint of racist monkey chants in Dynamo Kiev clash to UEFA
- Chelsea have complained to UEFA after Callum Hudson-Odoi alleged racism
- The 18-year-old informed Cesar Azpilicueta that he heard and saw racist abuse
- Hudson-Odoi scored the fifth and final Chelsea goal as they routed Dynamo Kiev
Chelsea have submitted a complaint to UEFA after teenage winger Callum Hudson-Odoi alleged that he was subjected to monkey chants during the club’s 5-0 win at Dynamo Kiev in the Europa League on Thursday night.
Hudson-Odoi, 18, heard and witnessed the events in the second-half and informed his captain Cesar Azpilicueta, who in turn reported it to the match referee Tobias Stieler.
Chairman Bruce Buck and club secretary Dave Barnard then submitted a complaint to the competition’s governing body UEFA.
Chelsea have complained to UEFA after Callum Hudson-Odoi alleged he was racially abused
The 18-year-old heard and witnessed events in the second-half and informed Cesar Azpilicueta
UEFA are now investigating the incident and are likely to take action against the Ukrainian side.
Chelsea issued a club statement: ‘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.’
Hudson-Odoi scored the fifth and final Chelsea goal as they routed Dynamo Kiev
The incident took place two minutes from the end of the match and happened in the corner of the end Chelsea were attacking in the second-half.
A group of Dynamo’s ‘Ultra’ supporters had attempted to invade the pitch earlier in the game, which Chelsea won 5-0 on the night to complete an 8-0 thrashing on aggregate.
Chelsea spoke to the UEFA match delegate on the night, which makes the governing body duty-bound to investigate. Hudson-Odoi was upset in the changing room afterwards, but calm.