UEFA has launched a probe into claims that Cameroon international player Gaelle Enganamouit was racially abused during the Women’s Champions League quarter-final in Germany.
During the match on Wednesday between Enganamouit’s Swedish team Rosengard and Frankfurt, fans of the German team are said to have attacked the Cameroonian with racial slurs.
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Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Women’s Champions League quarter-final
The chanting by Frankfurt fans resulted to the referee briefly interrupting the game during the second half to deal with the issue.
According to media reports, Enganamouit was aware of the chanting by the fans of Frankfurt and chose to ignore.
“Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Women’s Champions League quarter-final between 1. FFC Frankfurt and FC Rosengård played on 30 March in Germany,” UEFA said in a “statement”.
UEFA will investigate Frankfurt in line with its disciplinary regulations code and the case will be dealt with by the ethics and disciplinary body on 5 April.
Rosengard lost the game 5-4 in a penalty shootout.