Dyanmo Kiev charged for fans attack

Video shows four black men being attacked in stands during Dynamo Kiev vs Chelsea

Uefa have charged Dynamo Kiev after the violence broke out in the home section

Jack de Menezes@JackdeMenezes
Thursday 22 October 2015 13:05
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Uefa has charged Dynamo Kiev with racist behaviour and crowd disturbances after a video emerged showing four black fans being attacked in the stands during the side's Champions League match.

The Ukranian side will face disciplinary proceedings after a video – captured by anti-discrimination network Football Against Racism in Europe – showed individuals in the home section attacking black supporters in another section designated for home fans.

The incident, which took place at the NSK Olimpiysky, saw those appearing to be Kiev fans chasing the black men across the stands before throwing punches and kicks at them.

Apparent Dynamo Kiev fans attack four black supporters during the match against Chelsea
Apparent Dynamo Kiev fans attack four black supporters during the match against Chelsea
A black man tries to flee the stands at the NSK Olimpiysky after being attacked in an apparent racial assault

FARE’s executive director, Piara Powar, revealed that incidents of this nature are not usually released in the public domain, but because of the severity of this particular attack FARE felt compelled to release the report.

“Usually we do not go public with these sort of reports - but we thought the footage was so serious that it should be shared with the media,” Powar said.

The case will be heard by Uefa’s Controlm Ethics and Disciplinary Body on Tuesday, 27 October.

A section of Chelsea fans were also ambushed by a hooligan group wearing balaclavas before the match in Kiev. Around 30 supporters were attacked by the thugs after leaving the Shato Brewery, just off Independence Square in the Ukrainian capital city.

The attack left many fans cut and bruised with one requiring medical treatment at hospital.

A Chelsea fan who wished to remain anonymous said: “It was orchestrated. Five guys turned up at the pub and sussed us out.

“One was texting at the bar and they were obviously lying in wait to have a dig.”

Dynamo have already been fined £11,000 by Uefa this year following racist behaviour during a Europa League game with Everton last season. The Ukrainian side were also punished for setting off fireworks in the stands and for their insufficient organisation.

Dynamo Kiev fans during the Champions League match with Chelsea

On that occasion, Uefa partially closed the NSK Olimpiysky for the first-leg of their Europa League quarter-final against Fiorentina the following month.

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