Chelsea avoid Europa League stadium ban over alleged racist chanting

UEFA has dropped its case against Chelsea over alleged racist chanting by fans during their Europa League draw with MOL Vidi in December The Blues were facing a partial stadium closure after European football's governing body opened investigations into accusations of anti-Semitic behaviour against supporters

After their 2-2 draw in Hungary, Chelsea themselves condemned anyone involved in singing offensive songs They questioned their 'brainpower' and said it 'shamed the club' Chelsea have avoided a stadium ban ahead of their Europa League clash with Dynamo Kyiv Travelling fans came under further scrutiny when a picture emerged of a group holding a flag bearing Nazi insignia outside the stadium before the European clash There was no explanation from UEFA as to why they had ended disciplinary proceedings on Thursday night They said in a short statement: 'The CEDB [control, ethics and disciplinary body] has decided to close the disciplinary proceedings against Chelsea FC

' The accusations of racism against Chelsea fans in Hungary came five days after Manchester City's Raheem Sterling was subjected to alleged abuse at Stamford Bridge Travelling fans were accused of singing offensive songs during their draw at Vidi in December Chelsea host Dynamo Kiev in the first leg of their Europa League last-16 tie on March 7, with the second leg taking place the following week Meanwhile, Manchester United have been fined €16,000 (£13,700) by UEFA for 'stairways blocked' and the 'throwing of objects' during their Champions League loss to Paris Saint-Germain A beer bottle was thrown from the crowd towards PSG's former United player Angel Di Maria during the last-16 first leg The Argentinian reacted by picking it up and pretending to take a swig from it

In other news, it was confirmed Tottenham striker Harry Kane would face no further action from the Football Association following an apparent headbutt on Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta The FA will not retrospectively punish Kane because referee Andre Marriner saw the incident

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