UEFA president, Aleksander Ceferin has labelled racist abuse of England players by Montenegro fans “a disaster”.
Montenegro had been charged with racist behaviour by UEFA after several England players – including Raheem Sterling, Danny Rose and Callum Hudson-Odoi – were the target of racist abuse in Monday’s European Qualifier.
“It is a disaster,” Ceferin told reporters at the European Club Association’s general assembly in Amsterdam.
“I cannot say anymore because it is now a matter for our disciplinary committee, but I cannot believe these people still exist.”
The FA has responded to what they describe as the “abhorrent racist chanting” during the game in Podgorica.
“This is unacceptable at any level of the game and we welcome UEFA’s decision today to take disciplinary action.
“Our immediate focus is on supporting UEFA with their investigation and the players and staff involved.”