UEFA revealed they have opened up disciplinary proceedings against the Football Union of Russia, following reports of illicit banners on display, the throwing of fireworks and racist chanting directed at some of the Czech players.
UEFA came under fire prior to the tournament for what was seen as a lax attitude towards the potential problems that could be faced in both Poland and the Ukraine; however their immediate response to events show that is far from the case and they are working hard with the relevant bodies to weed out those responsible.
“Having looked at the security reports and available images, disciplinary proceedings have been opened against the Football Union of Russia.”
“This relates to the improper conduct of its supporters, the setting-off and throwing of fireworks and the display of illicit banners. The control and disciplinary body will review the case on Wednesday June 13.
“In addition, regarding reports of alleged abuse directed at Czech Republic players from Russia fans, Uefa is investigating this further and is working with Football Against Racism in Europe to collect more evidence.”