Kiev punished over racist chants

Kiev punished over racist chants

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Dynamo Kiev have been punished by UEFA after a video showing racist abuse of Chelsea fans last month.

The Ukrainian side will play their next two European home games behind closed doors after a video emerged of Kiev fans racially abusing four black Chelsea fans at the game in Ukraine on 20th October.

sanction of a third closed-door match has been suspended for three years. The club have also been fined £70,000 (€100,000) after being charged with racist behaviour, crowd disturbances and blocked stairways.

They will play in an empty stadium against Maccabi Tel Aviv on 9 December, with the second game coming in either the Champions League last 16 or Europa League last 32 next year.

This isn’t the first time Kiev have had issues with racism, having twice been punished for Europa League incidents last year.