UEFA has charged Montenegro after the racist chants aimed at English players in Monday's Euro 2020 qualifier.
Callum Hudson-Odoi said he heard monkeychants during England's 5-1 victory, while Raheem Sterling and England coach Gareth Southgate said they heard abuses aimed at left-back Danny Rose.
UEFA clarified to ESPN that they believe this is Montenegro's first crime regarding racist chanting and as such the smallest punishment if found guilty is a partial stadium closure. A fine would only be handed over to another offense.
"I have certainly heard the abuse of Danny Rose when he was booked at the end of the game," Southgate said. "There is no doubt about what happened and we report it to UEFA. It's not acceptable."
On Tuesday, a UEFA statement confirmed that Montenegro has been accused of racist behavior and a number of other offenses. 19659002] "Disciplinary procedures have been opened following the European Qualifications Group A match between Montenegro and England (1-5), played on 25 March in Montenegro," the opinion read.
"Taxes against Montenegro:
– Setting off of fireworks – Article 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations
– Throwing of objects – Art. 16 (2) DR
– Racist behavior – Article 14 DR
– Crowd disturbances – Art. 16 (2) DR
– Stairs blocked – Article 38 of the UEFA Safety regulations
"The case is dealt with by the UEFA control, Ethics and Disciplinary on 16 May." 19659002] Sterling said after the fight: "It's a shame to see this continue. We can only bring attention to the situation. It is now time for the people who have the responsibility to stamp it out. You can fine someone, but what should it do? You have to make it a little harder.
"You have to do something that really makes them think twice, because if their team can't play with fans, it will be difficult for them."  Southgate added, "I know what I've heard. We must definitely handle it the right way, and we need to make sure we support our players."
The Professional Footballers & # 39; Association of Professional Football Players in England and Wales said it was "horrified" with the behavior of a selection of fans in Monday's qualification.
PFA equality Simone Pound said: "The racist chanting leaves a slurry on the game and a horrible feeling of deja vu for many black players who have experienced the same while representing England over many years.
" We are horrified by the racial abuse that England's black players lasted. "
PFA Deputy Director and FIFPro European President Bobby Barnes spoke to UEFA President Alexander Ceferi on Tuesday to discuss the events of the Group A meeting.
" Alexander quoted his commitment to deal with this spot on our games and to take strong action when the evidence has been properly investigated, "said Barnes.
A statement by the Montenegrin football association is read:" In case racist behavior is supported on the stadium of evidence in further cases, the football association Montenegro will take all necessary measures to identify the irresponsible persons who may have We have spurred such behavior that would be the reason to be banned from all matches organized by our association. "
Meanwhile, UEFA also confirmed an ethics and disciplinary inspector has been appointed to evaluate a complaint lodged by Chelsea on alleged racist abuse of Hudson-Odoi during the club's 5- 0 Europa League wins away at Dynamo Kiev on March 14.