UEFA and French police have launched an investigation into allegations that Juventus fans made “Nazi salutes and monkey noises” in a game against PSG.
The Associated Press report comes after the Italy side lost 2-1 in Paris thanks to goals from Kylian Mbappe.
Four fans are said to have been arrested after Paris police reviewed surveillance footage of the game.
And now a preliminary investigation into allegations of public provocation of racial hatred by the travelers is being initiated.
Uefa said an ethics and disciplinary inspector had been appointed to “carry out a disciplinary inquiry into allegations of discriminatory behavior by Juventus supporters”.
According to Uefa rules, Juventus Turin is responsible for the behavior of its fans in the stadium.
Juventus could be forced to close part or all of the stadium for a Champions League game and face a fine as part of a potential punishment.
The 36-time Serie A champions have not publicly commented on the allegations of racism during the game at PSG.
Juventus Turin’s next Champions League game is scheduled for September 14 against Benfica.
Massimiliano Allegri’s side conceded a goal against PSG just five minutes into the game as Mbappe opened the scoring.
The Frenchman then doubled his tally in the 22nd minute, leaving Juventus two behind before the break.
Substitute Weston McKennie came from behind in the 53rd minute but the Ligue 1 kings were desperate to win.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6174297/uefa-investigation-juventus-fans-nazi-monkey-psg/ Uefa launch investigation after Juventus fans appear to offer Nazi salutes and monkey gestures towards PSG rivals