UEFA chiefs have acknowledged Holland's black players were the victims of racist abuse during a training session in Krakow.
Members of Bert van Marwijk's European Championship squad were allegedly subjected to monkey chants during an open training session on Wednesday, with captain Mark van Bommel yesterday branding the incident "a real disgrace".
Having initially been satisfied by the Dutch Football Association's belief that the abuse was not racially motivated, UEFA announced this morning they had been made aware of "isolated incidents of racist chanting".
European football's governing body said in a statement: "UEFA has now been made aware that there were some isolated incidents of racist chanting that occurred at the open training session of the Dutch team.
"UEFA has not yet received any formal complaint from the KNVB."
UEFA vowed to act should there be a repeat. Their statement continued: "Should such behaviour happen at further training sessions, UEFA would evaluate the operational measures to be taken to protect the players.
"UEFA has a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to discriminatory behaviour and has given the power to referees to stop matches in case of any repeated racist behaviour."
what do you think?
It's no surprise that UEFA are not going to do anything. It's not right, but it's no surprise. They have a similarly poor record of dealing with racism at club level competition - anyone remember Porto getting a slap on the wrist fine (20,000 Euros) for abuse against Manchester City players. City had a heftier fine for returning to the field late against Sporting Lisbon (30,000 Euros). Where's the justice in that?
Do you think the Polish Police have got into the right wing- just let the idiot (politicised white) show himself up and have him locked away for the summer- I know it's not nice or clever but it gets it out of the Stadiums.
Half the poland live in UK , Racially abusing players in the field by other players common in UK ( terry for instance)
Where are you from Austin, as that does not look like English in your comment?
a real cop out UEFA. Disgrace