Monkey Chants Get Croatia In Trouble!
By Footy Mad - Editor
Updated Saturday, 16th June 2012
As predicted ... UEFA have acted to stamp out monkey chanting at the European Championship.
They oped disciplinary proceedings against Croatia over the alleged abuse of Mario Balotelli.
European football's governing body announced they were taking action against the Croatian Football Federation over the racist behaviour of their fans during the country's 1-1 Group C draw against Italy on Thursday.
It is unclear whether the proceedings were also intended to deal with claims a banana was thrown onto the field during the game in Poznan or if that would be handled separately.
UEFA statement: "UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against the Croatian Football Federation (HNS) for the setting-off and throwing of fireworks, and the improper conduct of supporters (racist chants, racist symbols) at the UEFA Euro 2012 Group C match against Italy in Poznan on Thursday.
"The UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body will deal with the case on 19 June."